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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Arab Team Plays Jews

TAIBE, Israel () -- For the first time in Israeli history, an Arab team will take the field when the National League soccer season starts on Saturday.


Hapoel Taibe fields four Jewish players and two foreign imports -- a Pole and a Romanian. The rest of the side is made up mainly of Moslem Arabs.


The club, founded in 1961, has a loyal following in Taibe, an Arab town of 28,000 in the heart of Israel.


But away from their home ground, they face unfriendly crowds who taunt the players with racist abuse.