Running an apartheid state

I still feel unsure how to adjudicate between Marc’s passionate post and the equally passionate responses of those who felt he, or the commenters he had read, were misrepresenting the situation with regard to bus transport.  Here is a much more clear cut case of discrimination

UNRWA regrets to anounce that it has had to cancel the third UNRWA marathon which was to be held on 10 April. This disappointing decision follows discussions with the authorities in Gaza who have insisted that no women should participate.

Registered participants who still wish to come to Gaza are welcome. UNRWA is working on a programme of other events, which will be forwarded to those interested as soon as possible. UNRWA sincerely regrets the inconvenience this causes those who planned to participate in the marathon.

I will be interested to see how much coverage this news item receives in the media, in comparison to the bus story.

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