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  • FILE - In this Saturday, April 5, 2008 file photo, Nader Masri exercises in Gaza City. On Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Israel's high court has upheld a decision by the military to prevent Nader Masri, 34, a Gaza Olympian, from leaving the coastal strip to participate in a marathon in the West Bank. Israel has severely restricted the movement of people and goods in and out of Gaza since the Islamic militant Hamas took control there in 2007. Tuesday's ruling ends hopes of 34-year-old Nader Masri to participate in Friday's marathon in biblical Bethlehem. Israel says only humanitarian hardship cases are allowed to leave Gaza. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa/File)

    Israel bars Palestinian Olympian from leaving Gaza

    Israel has barred 30 runners, including an Olympic athlete, from leaving the Gaza Strip to participate in a marathon later this week, highlighting Israel's tight restrictions on travel in and out of the Hamas-ruled territory, Palestinian officials said Tuesday.

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