Argentina has a jaded past with Nazis, this doesn’t help correct that image one bit…
“The threats and provocations against Lionel Messi, which logically raised fears against holding the game, are not foreign to the daily lives of the Israeli population, whose athletes have often been the target of violence and terror attacks,” the embassy said in a series of tweets.
Earlier reports in Argentina indicated the match was cancelled earlier following Palestinian Arab pressure on the Argentine team not to play in Jerusalem.
Hamas welcomes cancellation of Argentina-Israel soccer game
Hamas praises Argentina’s national soccer team for cancelling friendly match with Israel, calls for Israel’s “true image” to be exposed.
The Hamas terrorist organization on Wednesday praised Argentina’s national soccer team for cancelling a friendly match with the Israeli team that had been scheduled for this coming Saturday.
“The cancellation of the game with the Argentina national team is something to be commended and cherished,” said senior Hamas official Husam Badran, according to Channel 10 News.
“The true image of the enemy must be exposed in all its truths in every arena,” Badran wrote in a statement.
The Israeli embassy in Argentina officially announced on Tuesday night that the friendly match had been cancelled, citing threats against Argentine star Lionel Messi as the reason for the cancellation.