Gaza war surgeon Ghassan Abu-Sittah elected Glasgow University rector


Published: 2024-03-28 00:26

Last Updated: 2024-04-14 09:39

British-Palestinian doctor Ghassan Abu-Sittah
British-Palestinian doctor Ghassan Abu-Sittah

British-Palestinian doctor Ghassan Abu-Sittah has won the election as the rector of the University of Glasgow in the UK, securing an overwhelming 80 percent of the first-preference votes, according to Middle East Eye.

He spent over a month late last year in Gaza performing surgeries for wounded Palestinians and met with His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah after he evacuated from Gaza.

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Abu-Sittah, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, aims to represent the students of the university and has pledged to advocate for various causes.

His manifesto includes condemning Israeli Occupation's actions in Gaza, urging the university to divest from the arms trade, and promoting ties with Palestinian universities.

He also seeks to replace the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism with the Jerusalem Declaration on Anti-Semitism.

Voting took place over two days, and all registered University of Glasgow students were eligible to participate.

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