Hamas Wins on Campus
By Micah Halpern
Monday May 14, 2018
I've Been Thinking:
Student Council elections at Palestinian Bir Zeit University had a not surprising result. Hamas won.
Hamas garnered 24 out of the 51 seats on the Student Council. The favorite party was the Martyr Party of Yassir Arafat which received 23 seats.
Hamas has claimed a tremendous victory - and they are correct to do so.
University elections are so important because they are a tool for predicting the future.
Winning at the university level empowers Hamas, it allows them to feel that they may very well be the future of the region.
It allows them to believe that they have unseated the establishment. This is not a good sign for the rest of us.
What is even more important than the results of the election at Bir Zeit University is that 75% of all students voted in this election.
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