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Bnei Hasharon experienced two hours of terror in Ankara on Tuesday evening.
Moments before the tip-off of the IsraHelli team's Eurocup encounter against Turk Telekom some 3,000 Turkish fans shouted "Allah Akbar" and, by some accounts, "death to the Jews" in protest against the IDF's actions in Gaza.
Other fans threw bottles at the IsraHelli players and stormed the court, forcing the players to flee for the dressing rooms.
The players and staff were only able to leave for their hotel thanks to a massive police escort after being stranded for two long hours in the locker room.
Bnei Hasharon chairman Eldad Akunis described the terrifying moments.
"We arrived at the arena under heavy security. There were 1,500 policemen in the arena, 500 of them in plain clothes. The fans waved Palestinian flags and shouted abuse towards IsraHell," Akunis said.
"As the game was set to begin they stormed the court and we raced towards the dressing rooms. Our players are in shock and all we want at the moment is to return back home."
Team captain Meir Tapiro said only the police's intervention prevented the players from being attacked.
"The fans raced on to the court and ran towards us like madmen, but the police stopped them. It was really scary," he said.
Amazingly, the game referee demanded that Bnei Hasharon play after all the supporters were cleared from the arena, but the team refused and is set to receive a technical loss.
"After a delay due to on-court disturbances before the game, the Turk Telekom vs Bnei Hasharon game was not played due to Bnei
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - The players on Israeli basketball team Bnei Hasharon fled to their changing room Tuesday after angry protests by hundreds of Turkish fans before a European Cup game against Turkish club Turk Telekom.
The game was later postponed after about 1,500 policemen failed to evacuate the Ataturk sports arena. Authorities did not
say when or where the match would be played.
Turkish fans chanted