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Running Palestinian running team to take part in Welsh Castles Relay

A TEAM of Palestinian runners will take part in the annual Welsh Castles Relay (WCR) this weekend to raise awareness of the human rights situation in their occupied homeland. 

Eleven runners from the Right to Movement Palestine sport organisation will be joined by supporters and Palestinians living in Britain to take part in the relay race from Caernarfon to Cardiff. 

Consisting of nine groups in different locations, Right to Movement Palestine uses running to highlight the basic human right to the freedom of movement, which the illegal Israeli occupation often denies Palestinian people. 

Right to Movement Palestine organises runs, hikes and fitness sessions and also set up the annual Palestine Marathon, which begins in Bethlehem, passes through the Aida and Dheisheh refugee camps, runs along the separation wall and ends in al-Khader.

Team manager Diala Isid, who is travelling from Ramallah and will take part in the last leg to Cardiff, said: “I’m very excited to be taking part in the WCR. 

“I’m running to represent Palestine and Palestinian runners. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and telling a unique and positive story about us.”

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