Palestine Marathon promotes ‘Right to Movement’

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Under the banner of “Right to Movement”, 500 Palestinian and international athletes completed in the inaugural Palestine Marathon through the streets of Bethlehem, April 22, 2013. Article 13 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right of freedom movement and residence within the border of each state.” Here, runners pass the Israeli separation wall on Hebron Road, once the main road from Jerusalem in the north through Bethlehem to Hebron in the south, now blocked by the wall surrounding Rachel’s Tomb and an Israeli military base.

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