On Saturday Maccabi Tel Aviv played their match against Bnei Yehuda despite the last minute threat of cancellation due to the security situation in the south of the country

The current Israeli military operations in Gaza began on the 14th of November 2012 as a reaction to the escalation of hostilities emanating from the Gaza Strip. These operations impact upon the day to day lives of many millions of Israelis, including those sporting events being held under the threat of missile attacks currently occurring in the southern and central parts of the country.  As a result of that threat last Saturday's match between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Bnei Yehuda at Bloomfield Stadium was in doubt until the last minute, but in the end the match went ahead as scheduled. Maccabi lost the match 0-1 but the main event took place three quarters of an hour before the match began when warning sirens were heard that shook the stadium and sent fans scurrying for shelter.

A Maccabi Tel Aviv team set out the same evening to record how football is played in time of conflict and how everyone involved – fans, security crew, players and coaching staff – prepared for a match played under the threat of missile attacks.