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Pro-Palestine protesters attack Israeli team's players

A pre-season friendly between between French team Lille and Israel's Maccabi Haifa was called off yesterday after pro-Palestine protesters stormed the pitch and attacked players.

Images from the stadium in Bischofshofen, Austria, show men carrying Palestinian flags running on to the turf in the 85th minute before attempting to punch and kick the Israeli team's players.

Forward Yossi Benayoun, who has previously played for a number of Premier League clubs, and defender Dekel Keinan, formerly of Cardiff and Blackpool, were among players seen fighting back against the assailants.