Palestinian children play football in front of the controversial Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank village of Abu Dis, on the outskirts of Jerusalem on November 8, 2012. (AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI)
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Israel club official quits after anti-Muslim remarkThe professional adviser of an Israeli football club known for its far-right fan base has resigned after saying he would never sign a Muslim player, a spokesman said Thursday.Cohen had been Beitar's manager three times in the past, including in 2013 when the club signed two Muslim players from Chechnya, angering some fans and forcing the team to hire bodyguards to protect them.The club, the only team in the Israeli league that has never had an Arab Muslim player, has a controversial history.
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