Over 500 participants from Europe and Palestine joined yesterday thousands of Palestinians running the Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem. This is the third time for a European team to participate in the Marathon, showing solidarity with the Palestinian cause and demonstrating active support for Palestinians’ basic human rights, including the right to movement in their own country.
Europeans from different EU Members States and institutions, together with Palestinian colleagues and partners from across the West Bank, joined forces to be part of one team and run for Palestine.
As the world is facing Russia’s threat to the rules-based international order and peace, it becomes paramount to remind ourselves of the importance of protecting and promoting universal human rights. This commitment remains at the core of the EU’s values and constitutes a fundamental element in the EU’s relations with the Palestinian people and partners across the globe.