Maccabi Tel Aviv FC held an emotional event at Bloomfield stadium in memory of the 96 fans who were murdered on October 7th or were killed defending the State of Israel since.


The families were handed a specially designed shirt by the club commemorating those fans who lost their lives, which was worn by the team against Maccabi Netanya earlier this season. They were also presented with a glimpse into Maccabi’s commemorative project ahead of the forthcoming remembrance day.

During the event, which was attended by several first team members, Sheran Yeini, Eran Zahavi, Idan Nachmias, Yonatan Cohen, Daniel Tenenbaum, Gabi Kanichowsky, Ido Shahar, Avishay Cohen and Dor Peretz who addressed the families on behalf of the players: “As opposed to a calendarial year, a football season normally lasts between the beginning of July and the end of May.

This season acts as a calendar for all of us – players, fans and everyone related to football. This season began normally for all of us but on the morning of the Saturday of October 7th all our lives stopped. I see here before me all the families, some I personally got to know well, but since that day – the tragic circumstances made this family bond between us much stronger.

My teammates and I, together with the clubs’ employees enlisted from day one – to console, strengthen, support, offer a shoulder, embrace, and try ease some of the pain caused by the terrible loss, or the wounds of those hospitalized or evacuated from their homes. All this whilst raising the awareness and calling for the speedy release of all the hostages still held in captivity.”

Adva Gabai, the sister of Netzer Simchi RIP, shared the story of her brother who fell in action in Gaza. The singer and Maccabi fan Regev Hod provided the artistic side to the event which was attended by in addition to the club’s senior management, members of Ahi Lasemel as he performed several songs.