Borussia Dortmund postpones trip to Israel due to ongoing unrest


Borussia Dortmund will postpone its planned end-of-season trip to Israel. According to information from the German news agency DPA, the club of Thorgan Hazard, Thomas Meunier and Axel Witsel made the decision for security reasons after it was very unsettled in Israel in recent weeks.


The Bundesliga runners-up were originally scheduled to play an exhibition game against five-time national champions Maccabi Netanja (May 17). They would also visit the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem during their stay from 15 to 18 May.

However, in addition to the uncertain security situation in Israel, organizational problems arose at the club that could not be solved in the short time available. Dortmund therefore postpones the trip in mid-May and is now looking for a new date.

At least three people were killed in a new attack east of Tel Aviv on Thursday evening. A wave of terror in Israel has claimed the lives of several people since late March.

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