Gaza marathon canceled... by UNRWA!
UNRWA has canceled the Gaza marathon over organizers' refusal to allow women into the race
A UN aid
agency has canceled the marathon in Gaza following a ban on women
runners imposed by the territory's militant Islamic Hamas rulers.
UNWRA, which assists Palestinian refugees and also sponsors and
organizes the event, announced on Tuesday that plans for the April race
have been scrapped. A statement from agency says that "this
disappointing decision follows discussions with the authorities in Gaza
who have insisted that no women should participate" in the marathon.
Labels: Gaza Marathon, Hamas, UNRWA