LSE and Gaza University vote 'may be fraud'

By Robyn Rosen, November 27, 2009
Students at the Islamic University of Gaza

Students at the Islamic University of Gaza

Votes in a debate which called for the London School of Economics to be twinned with the Islamic University of Gaza are to be recounted after allegations of fraud.

Ben Grabiner, chairman of the LSE Israel Society, demanded a recount after the motion was carried by 155 votes in favour to 135 against. He claimed that some students were caught entering more than one vote at a time.

The motion, put forward by the university’s Palestine Society, was debated yesterday while a “Hummus not Hamas” protest took place outside on behalf of the Israel Society.

The Palestine Society argued that twinning the universities would “show solidarity with the students there who have had their campus bombed and their colleagues killed by the Israeli Occupation Forces”.

Last updated: 12:48pm, November 30 2009