More than ten years ago I posted a series of articles about political rallies in Belgium where an alliance of leftists and Muslims chanted “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas.”
The video below is from Arnhem in the Netherlands. In it you can hear fans of the soccer club Vitesse chanting the same thing, in reference their opponents, Ajax. If I understand it correctly, the Ajax soccer club has a Jewish background.
It’s not clear from the video or the accompanying article whether the Jew-hatred was chanted primarily by native Dutch supporters of Vitesse, or whether Muslim culture-enrichers were involved.
An article from DeStentor.nl (also translated by Gary Fouse) has more on the topic:
Anti-Jewish cries at rally by Vitesse fans leading up to match with Ajax: Police conduct investigation
Police in Arnhem have begun an investigation after a group of Vitesse supporters chanted anti-Jewish slogans Wednesday evening on a bridge in Arnhem
April 15, 2021
During a rally involving the hanging of an enormous banner in the run-up to the cup finale between Ajax and Vitesse, there were shouts of “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas.”
On video images (see below, shared on Instagram) of the rally chants can clearly be heard directed against the Jewish background of the Amsterdam soccer club.
It is not the first (time) that the chorus of the Arnhem fans has been chanted. In 2018 it was heard during a Premier Division match between Vitesse and Ajax. The Arnhem club then placed a stadium ban on six fans.
The chorus has been reported to the police. They are now calling on witnesses to the action on Wednesday to report to the police. “The fight against discrimination has a high priority. Therefore, we will further investigate this matter,” says a spokesperson. “We are very dependent on information we receive from the public.”
“Beautiful fireworks display today by fans of Vitesse. You can be proud of that. What also happened was the mass of chants, “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas” was chanted. As Vitesse fans and Arnhemmers, you cannot be proud of that.” (April 14, 1:07pm)
“Make us proud. Show them who we are” (April 14, 1:08 pm).
|00:00||Vitesse supporters hold rally on John Frost Bridge…|
|00:03||Banner: “Make us proud. Show them who we are”|
|00:07||On Wednesday evening, fans of Vitesse held a spectacular rally|
|00:13||on the John Frost Bridge in Arnhem.|
|00:17||On the bridge, a 10-meter long banner was hung with the text:|
|00:21||“Make us proud, show them who we are”.|
|00:27||About 9 pm, fans came onto both sides of the bridge and set off fireworks.|
|00:37||The rally was marred by anti-Jewish chants… La la la da da de da… Force Vitesse!|
|00:45||Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas!