Running for Palestinians
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The ninth Palestine Marathon was held Friday, March 10, with a route that must be run twice, all because of a 30-foot wall that obstructs the path of the runners.
The wall is part of a 700-kilometer (435 miles) barrier that cuts deep into traditional Palestinian lands that Israel began building in 2002 and adds to continuously.
For the thousands of runners in the “Right to Movement” marathon in Bethlehem, Palestine, it’s as much a race of raising awareness of Palestine under Israeli occupation as it is for getting their best times.
Watch Mahmoud Sharaf, a 29-year-old Palestinian gym instructor and personal trainer as he takes us along with him on "Right to Movement" marathon run.
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