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Israeli Police On Watch For Palestinian Flags During Celtic Vs. Hapoel Be'er Sheba Match

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 23 / 16

Israeli police said on Monday that they "will seize any Palestinian flags" Scottish Premiership side Celtic fans wave at the decisive Champions League playoff in Israel against Israeli Premier League side Hapoel Be'er Sheba, according to the AFP. Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said that any fla...

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