Police Hold Israeli Hoopster for Blood-libel Joke on Facebook

'There's nothing like starting the holiday with matza dipped in the blood of Christian and Muslim children,' reads post on basketball player's Facebook page.

Ido Kozikaro, Gilboa/Galil's center, was interrogated under caution by Afula police on Monday because of an off-color post on his Facebook page.

"There's nothing like starting the holiday with matza dipped in the blood of Christian and Muslim children," the post read in Hebrew on the basketball player's page.

Ido KozikaroSharon Bukov

Kozikaro was making a joke based on the blood libels that have been made against Jews over the centuries. A member of the Gilboa regional council filed the complaint.

Kozikaro apologized and was released on his own recognizance.