Queen Mary University London has temporarily banned its Palestine Solidarity Society from running future activities, after it hosted a Palestinian man convicted of killing an Israeli at a recent event.
Ahmed Alfaleet, who served 20 years in prison for murdering an Israeli in 1992, spoke at an event hosted by the Queen Mary University Palestine Solidarity Society via video link in January.
Following the speaking engagement, Jewish students took the issue to the London university’s president Simon Gaskell, demanding that the group be barred from organising future events at the school.
Mr Gaskell replied that the society would be banned from holding activities for the next eight weeks, in a ban which began last Sunday.
Alfaleet, aged 42, served 20 years in prison for the death of the Israeli in Gaza in 1992.
The Queen Mary student union said in a statement that it did not approve Alfaleet’s appearance, adding that the talk violated several union regulations.