TEL AVIV (AP) — A friendly between Juventus and Atletico Madrid that was scheduled to be played in Tel Aviv has been canceled after fighting broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinians, both clubs said Saturday.
The match was due to be played at Bloomfield Stadium on Sunday, but the Italian and Spanish teams, along with the game’s promoter Comtec Group, decided to cancel it “in light of the current security situation”, the clubs said. said in statements.
Clashes between the Israeli army and Palestinian militants began on Saturday after Israeli jets launched airstrikes in Gaza, while rockets were fired from the other side, a day after Israeli jets bombed Palestinian territory. A senior commander of Islamic Jihad was killed.