Concern for Gaza
Sir, I do hope that the Rev Bob Mayo’s concern for Gaza covers all facets of life there - especially as Hamas showed its true colours for all to see by refusing to allow women to run in the planned UN Marathon.
This of course would include the fight for the democratic rights of approximately half a million people resident there. And not ignore the glaring denial to Gazans of other basic civil rights by the regime that rules the area with an iron fist. Hamas is duplicitous, as Mr Mayo must realise by now.
The Doha agreement between Hamas and Fatah lies impotent with every day that Hamas refuses to not only permit elections in Gaza, but even allow a direct political opposition to reside and operate there.
Here’s hoping the concern for Gazan Arabs delivers a brand new democratic election as opposed to a seven-year-old result being clung to by the radical militia currently in situ.
By the way, if Mr Mayo wants to run more than 26 miles in the Holy Land I suggest he takes road 60 from Jerusalem to Nablus [through Samaria and past Bethel and Shilo] which I estimate is about 60 miles long with no checkpoints - I have driven along it, but not run it — yet! FR Baigel Bury, Lancs