Jerusalem: Security cameras to be installed in local soccer stadium

The Jerusalem Municipality has decided to install security cameras in the city’s Teddy Stadium in an attempt to reduce the occurrence of violent incidents during soccer matches.
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The Jerusalem Municipality announced that it will install security cameras in the city’s Teddy Stadium in order to help the police arrest rioters quickly and remove them from the site. The municipality hopes that the cameras will reduce the number of violent incidents at the stadium. In past incidents, no footage documenting the violence was discovered in order to charge the rioters.

The project will cost an estimated 130 million NIS. In 2014, Beitar Jerusalem F.C. owner Eli Tabib asked Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat to help raise the funds for the security cameras but Barkat refused.

However, following the match between Beitar Jerusalem and Bnei Sakhnin at Teddy Stadium in May, Barkat changed his mind. Barkat saw up close the numerous violent incidents that occurred during the match as he was in the stadium watching the game.

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