Israeli soccer club members arrested for criminal activity


( Israeli Police on Tuesday arrested 56 members of a Beitar Jerusalem soccer fan club for illegal weapons trafficking and intent to use pyrotechnics at soccer games.

The arrests that took place all over Israel follow a six-moth undercover investigation in which an agent infiltrated the "La Familia" fan club.

Several weapons were confiscated including military grade stun grenades, one kilo of explosives, two tear gas canisters and other materials.

The club is known for abusive behavior toward the opposing team during games, including taunting with racist chants and suspected violent attacks. More arrests are expected.

Beitar Jerusalem La Familia. Credit: Screeshot via La Familia's Facebook page.

Posted on July 26, 2016 .