Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to the suspected arson of the Beitar Jerualem offices and said that he "opposes violence by those who protest the integration of Chechen players into the team. This is shameful behavior."
Jerusalem's Mayor Nir Barkat also commented on the incident and said that "the perpetrators are not fans, but simply criminals. This act is reminiscent of the mafia." A special police investigation has been launched into the event. (Noam Dvir, David Ben Shimol and Attila Somfalvi)