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Maccabi Ra’Anana Defeats Brooklyn Nets in Emotional Game Amidst Israeli Crisis

On the Italian night, the Brooklyn Nets beat the Maccabi Ra’Anana. The Israeli team, which plays in the second division of the Israeli championship, is on tour in the USA, and has plans three challenges against NBA teams during the preseason. He played his first game tonight in Brooklyn against the Nets, but it wasn’t easy.

Israel has been at war since last Saturday, and the Hamas attack has hit the population of the Jewish state hard. Just before tonight’s game Yehu Orlandhead coach of Maccabi Ra’Anana, confessed to having lost one of his best friends in the last few days precisely because of the Hamas attack. In an interview you explained the tragedy experienced by him and by the whole countrybut also said that, in such a difficult moment, it is a also have to take the field in these games:

“I lost one of my best friends. For me, it’s a personal tragedy. But for our country it is a collective tragedy. I think the feeling in Israel right now is one of depression and sadness. But there are children, teenagers and young people in Israel who need hope. This is why I will go into the field with my head held high, to create hope for these children and young people who need it. Right now I’m trying not to cry, because I’m heartbroken. But we have to show that Israel is strong, that’s why we are all here right now.”

Maccabi arrived in the US on Wednesday 4 October, three days before the terrorist attacks began. The team did not know whether to confirm the tour commitments, but after a long meeting the players and staff made the decision to stay and take the field in the three matches.

Also Nic Claxtoncenter for the Nets, yes was asked if it was right to play because “bigger things than a basketball game are happening in the world”. In the end the challenge occurred, and the Barclays Center showed solidarity with the Israeli team, making New Yorkers feel the closeness of the affected people.

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2023-10-13 12:34:42
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