The banning of Palestine's only Olympian from running in the Palestinian Marathon is very revealing about Israel's disingenuous attitude towards any peaceful relationship with the people it keeps under illegal occupation.    

The second Palestinian Marathon went ahead on Friday as planned.

What was not planned was the depth of Israel’s fear of people running in a race themed “Right to Movement”, based on Article 13 of the UN Human Rights Charter.

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