We are completely overjoyed at the news from the Vice Chancellor that all 7 of our demands have been met!
Right now we are clearing away our occupied room in a hasty attempt to get to the bar and start celebrating... although obviously there is still a lot things to do, writing press releases, organising victory rally for tomorrow, and of course, setting up a delegation of students and staff to ensure that all points are followed up.
Our greatest success has to be the scholarships. Having asked for 5 (in the hope of gaining 2 or 3!) we have gained 6! All including residential and tuition fees - and totally funded by the University! In the first year 3 are guaranteed for students from the Islamic University in Gaza, and this will of course be followed up depending on the success for the following years. The remaining three are for students from conflict zones all around the world. This is a real achievement, and to think that in a few months we shall have 6 students studying here with us at UEL, who otherwise would be struggling to study in a war zone, is incredible.
We shall give full details later of each demand - now we have to clean and celebrate!
Thanks to everyone who has supported us, and who has visited us, spoken to us, brought us food, and most importantly - joined us in the struggle for justice for Palestine!
VIVA VIVA PALESTINA!