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Israel targets Palestinian marathon coinciding with Israeli event in Jerusalem

This is the 8th year of the Israeli organised international Jerusalem Marathon

March 10, 2018 at 1:10 pm

The Israeli occupation forces attacked a Palestinian marathon in the occupied city of Jerusalem on Friday which coincided with a similar event organised by the Israeli-run municipality in the city, has reported.

From the early morning, large numbers of Israeli security forces were deployed across the main streets of West and East Jerusalem to protect the Israeli marathon, in which foreign runners took part. The occupation troops attacked Palestinian activists who organised the rival marathon, the route of which was only in East Jerusalem.

According to eyewitnesses, the Israeli occupation forces attacked and arrested Palestinian activist Mohamed Abul-Hommos, who is from Jerusalem. They confiscated his car, Palestine flags and running kit prepared for the race. A second Jerusalemite activist, Fadi Lamtour, was also arrested as part of the Israeli efforts to undermine the Palestinian event.

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