Argentine soccer fans chant ‘killing Jews to make soap’, wave PLO terror group flags
Soccer fans in Argentina shouted “killing the Jews to make soap” during the game between the local team, All Boys, and its rival, Atlanta, a team historically associated with the Jewish community.
The local team All Boys’ supporters were heard screaming anti-Semitic chants while waving PLO terror group flags and T-shirts that displayed Iranian symbols.
The offenders had also reportedly attacked the police, damaging property when the visitors won.
Following the incident, Shimon Samuels, Simon Wiesenthal Center’s director for International Relations noted that “the Argentine Football Association must sanction the club for this anti-Semitic offense.”
Atlanta has several Jewish players, as well as members of its administrative staff, which was based over a century ago in a Jewish area of Argentina.
Police are investigating the incident.
The Mossad, Israel’s National Intelligence Agency, helped Argentina foil a major Hezbollah terrorist attack on Jewish community centers in Buenos Aires, Israeli media reported last Monday.