Mideast Israel Palestinians Gaza Marathon

March 5, 2013 - 2:30 PM
FILE - In this Thursday, May 5, 2011 file photo, Palestinian Omar Abu Said, left, Azmi Majaideh, center, and Husam Naseir, right, participate in the first Gaza marathon as they run past a Hamas security officer manning a checkpoint in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, A U.N aid agency canceled the Gaza marathon on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 after the Palestinian territory's militant Hamas rulers banned women from participating in the annual sporting event. (AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)