7 Jan 2009

Israeli basketball team forced off court by protesters

2:56 pm on 7 January 2009

A Eurocup basketball match has been called off in Turkey after visiting Israeli club side Bnei Hasharon was subjected to anti-Israeli protests.

The Israeli team returned to their locker room after protestors carrying Palestinian flags chanted slurs, hurled coins and lighters at the players and attempted to invade the court.

The spectators were then asked to empty the hall, but several dozen people refused to leave.