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        3/5/2013, Adar 23, 5773

      United Nations Agency Cancels Gaza Marathon


      A United Nations agency decided to cancel the marathon in Gaza. Hamas, which runs the Gaza region, determined that due to their religious morals in regards to modesty and separation of genders women shall not participate in the race.
       
      The marathon was supposed to take place in about a month's time, however UNRWA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, has announced that it was unable to persuade the Hamas government to change its position.