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NGO Monitor’s legal adviser Anne Herzberg said that “Gisha was silent” when Hamas interfered with their own Gaza marathon by forbidding women to participate – which led to its cancellation by UNRWA – and when “Hamas operatives bombed a crowded Jerusalem bus stop” to “disrupt the city’s March 2011 marathon.”

According to Herzberg, “human rights groups like Gisha” make claims contrary to international law related to movement between the West Bank and Gaza and spend more time policing Israel than they do Hamas and other terrorist organizations.