In Halle, during the European Youth Football Championship qualifying match (for players under 21), the German team secured a 2-0 victory over the Israelis.

According to Ynet, security removed a banner supporting Hamas hostages during the game. The banner read, 'Bring them home.'

A spokesperson for the German Football Federation stated, 'Political posters are prohibited during official matches.'

The spokesperson further explained to a journalist from Bild, 'The banner was not pre-approved and was raised as the teams entered the field. Spectators were asked to remove it, which they did. When it appeared a second time, security intervened to prevent escalation of tensions.'