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Room To Run: Marathoners Compete In The West Bank

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April 11, 2014 AT 4:19 AM
About 1,000 Palestinians and foreigners, including activists, ran past the separation barrier during the second annual Palestine International Marathon in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Friday. Israel barred 30 runners, including an Olympic athlete, from leaving the Gaza Strip to participate in the marathon, highlighting Israel's tight restrictions on travel in and out of the Hamas-ruled territory, An Israeli defense official said the marathon had political overtones, but did not elaborate.