RAMALLAH, Feb 10 (JMCC) - A ten-kilometer run sponsored by the Israeli ministry of sport will be routed through the Palestinian town of Hebron
Blogger Noam Sheizaf writes
on +972 how this demonstrates the integration of Israeli settlements
in the occupied West Bank into centrist Israeli life.
The 3rd Hebron Run will pass, for the first time, inside Hebron itself, and through Arab neighborhoods. This Jews-only sports event will be another symbol of the ethnic segregation in the West Bank.
The run is supported by the Israeli Ministry of Sports and the State of Israel. Another sponsor is shvung.co.il, Israel’s leading track and fitness site, which also sponsors the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem marathons.
Shvung.co.il is Israel’s largest sports community – even I have a username and my track data on it. Now Shvung.co.il is the host of the Hebron Run site.
It’s impossible to separate Israel from its settlements. The Israeli hard-right is correct: we are all settlers.