The Gaza Marathon in the Gaza Strip was organized by UNRWA to raise funds for the UNWRA Summer Games program for children in Gaza.
The event was held for the first time on May 5, 2011, attracting more than 1,500 participants.
In 2013, the marathon was cancelled following a decision by Hamas, who rules the Gaza Strip, not to allow women to participate.
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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