Violence against Hapoel Holon Israeli team supporters
ACOM condemns the antisemitic violence and the passivity of the authorities
Given the extreme seriousness of the events that took place these past few days against the supporters of the Israeli team Hapoel Holon, and faced with the exasperating inaction of the competent authorities regarding these acts that should have consequences, we are studying taking legal action to this respect.
In ACOM we condemn the atmosphere of violence unleashed with impunity for days in Bilbao against the supporters of the Israeli basketball team Hapoel Holon, who has played the Final Four of the Basketball Champions League in the Basque capital. The threats have passed from words and intimidation to aggression and physical persecution.
Radical Basque nationalism, a preferred partner in Spain of the Palestinian terrorism, reveals with absolute impunity, and without intervention of the Basque government, this sinister face of the mafia-like blackmail that intends to delegitimise Israel. To do this, it does not hesitate to attack individual citizens or groups totally unrelated to politics. Unfortunately, this type of violent and discriminatory manifestations are not especially new in the Basque region, where for many years the environment of the terrorist group ETA and the most violent antisemitism have converged without problems in the implementation of antisemitic boycotts and pressure.
Due to the extreme seriousness of the events, and faced with the exasperating inaction of the competent authorities regarding these acts that should have consequences, we are studying taking legal action to this respect.