Palestine Marathon

Restriction on movement is one of the major challenges for the Palestinian people living under occupation. They cannot travel freely on roads and not go from one city to another. Where they can go depends on their ID, whether they have a permit or which city they belong in or who they are married to. They do not have a state, and their lands are controlled by a foreign army – that army controls their movement with roadblocks, checkpoints, military zones, an illegal wall and a complex set of discriminatory laws. The EU and the US talks about a two-state solution, an independent Palestine – but we cannot find the 42 KMs needed for a marathon. Not only 42 KMs of an area, which are supposed to be an independent state are controlled by the Palestinian themselves. This is why we do it.

We also do it to show that the Palestinians not only are capable of having a marathon, but is capable of statehood and self-determination. That they are people who love their land and have a lot to offer – to you and to each other. We want to show more people, and runners, Palestine and the Palestinians. We want to contribute to tell a different story than the one of conflict and hate. We want to move. Move things.

Move with us.

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