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Israel bars 26 Gaza runners from 1st West Bank marathon

Palestinian Olympic athlete Nader al-Masri (L) and a fellow runner speed along the waterfront in Gaza City. (File photo) PressTV | Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:38PM The Israeli regime has barred 26 Palestinian runners from the Gaza Strip to take part in a marathon in the occupied West Bank. The Gaza runners, including former Olympics […]

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Israel punishes Gaza athletes with exclusion from Bethlehem marathon

Director General of Palestinian Olympic Committee says decision proves Israeli occupier is trying to prevent movement in many sectors, including sports. Middle East Online | By Hazel Ward – JERUSALEM | April 18, 2013 Israel has refused to grant permission to 26 runners from the Gaza Strip to travel to the West Bank to run […]

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Customs and Traditions IN THE RACE, Women are OUT

March 6, 2013 by occpal In some very disappointing news one can read United Nations Relief and Works Agency has cancelled a sports marathon planned to take place on April 10 allegedly due to objections of the Gaza government of women taking part in the “races”. In a brief statement it had informed UNRWA that […]

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#Egypt #Cairo marathon against Judaization of O. Jerusalem

[ PIC 25/03/2012 – 10:34 AM ] CAIRO, (PIC)– Egyptian popular committees have declared that a marathon would be organized in Cairo next Friday in support of Jerusalem and in rejection of Israeli Judaization attempts of the occupied holy city. Reda Fahmi, a member of the central committee to organize the march for Jerusalem on […]

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Occupation close roads in Jerusalem for a marathon

[ PIC 16/03/2012 – 03:42 PM ] AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– IOF troops started Friday morning closing roads in the occupied city of Jerusalem for a marathon run organised by the Zionist municipality, which Palestinians view as part of the municipality’s Judaization efforts. Local sources said that IOF troops closed a number of roads and entrances to […]

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Gaza Marathon: A Race for Freedom and Summer Camps

by Ramzy Baroud / May 11th, 2011 | Dissident Voice Nader al-Masri is an inspiration. The 31-year-old Gaza athlete seems completely oblivious to challenges that would seem insurmountable to most. On May 5th, he led a small pack of nine runners into the finish line of Gaza’s first marathon. Behind them, 1,300 children ran various […]

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