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U.N. Agency Cancels Gaza Marathon Over Hamas Ban On Women
Published March 6, 2013
EXPRESSING REGRET: The AP's Ian Deitch reported Gaza government spokesperson Taher Nunu said that "Hamas regretted the cancellation of the marathon, but that it had told the U.N. agency that local norms must be respected." Nunu said, "We emphasize that the government had informed UNRWA about its approval to organize this event ... maintaining certain matters related to the customs and traditions of the Palestinian people" (AP, 3/5).