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Fatah youth organizes rally to protest Israeli marathon
Published Sunday 03/03/2013 (updated) 04/03/2013 15:20
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JERICHO (Ma'an) -- Fatah's Youth Movement organized a bike rally in the West Bank on Saturday to protest the Jerusalem marathon a day earlier, which passes through occupied East Jerusalem.

Over one hundred people took part in the rally, which began in the East Jerusalem town of al-Eizariya and headed towards Jericho. The activists attempted to use settler-only roads, with 50 people stopped at a checkpoint near Maale Adumim.

Around 50 participants managed to finish the rally.

Hassan Faraj, the head of the Fatah Youth Movement in the West Bank, said that the activity was organized to strengthen popular resistance.

Fatah youth will continue its programs of popular resistance to support Palestinian prisoners and resist Israeli rights violations.

Palestinian officials had already called on companies and individuals involved in Friday's marathon to withdraw their support for the event, which includes areas of occupied East Jerusalem.

Becoming involved in the event risks being "complicit in covering up Israel’s grave human rights abuses in its occupation of the State of Palestine," three Palestinian sports agencies said in a joint statement.

"This marathon is part and parcel of other Israeli policies and practices in Jerusalem that are aimed at exerting Israeli control over the occupied city and isolate it from the rest of Palestine," they said.
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1 ) Zainab / UK
03/03/2013 16:33
Well done to Fatah Youth Movement for organsing this protest & to all of our young people, including the children of Gaza, who taped their mouths shut recently in solidarity with the hunger strikers ('Yes to hunger, No to kneeling'). Please do continue to (peacefully) protest about the human rights violations that occour in Palestine & to the Palestinian people on a daily basis. I am sad that the press in the 'free' world do not document such postive protests by our children, who are our future

2 ) Mel / USA
03/03/2013 19:47
Bravo!Well done! The Jerusalem marathon is just a thin piece of sugary icing on the ROTTEN CAKE of Zionist Occupation &persecution! It's all an ILLUSION to persuade Israeli Jews,that their lives are NORMAL,while its Govt continues to make MILLIONS of Palestinians suffer,in OCCUPIED E.Jerusalem,West Bank,blockaded concentration camp Gaza,or out in the diaspora!Israel survives on a 'marathon'of myth,denial & non-peaceful strategy!Don't let them forget THAT reality!
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