Arab League condemns Israel''s banning of Arab countries to take part in Al-Quds marathon.
The Arab League on Friday condemned Israel's banning of Arab
countries to take part in an international marathon in
Jerusalem."This exaggerated Israeli procedure can be listed under
schemes to Judize Jerusalem," the league's Assistant Secretary
General for Palestinian Affairs and Arab Occupied Lands Ambassador
Mohammad Subeih said in a statement.The decision to hold the marathon
was approved during the last meeting of the council of Arab ministers of
youth and sport in Beirut. It came as a supportive gesture towards the
Palestinian youth, he said.Terming it a "racist step," Subeih
reminded the UN and its Security Council of its responsibilities, urging
them to step in and halt these "treacherous discrimination
acts" that go counter to human rights and international laws.The
marathon kick started last night under the theme "Towards
al-Quds", with 5,000 participants from both genders and all ages,
including Palestinians, Arabs and foreigners.
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