After a four and half hours of debate, OUSU council has voted to abandon its controversial motion on the conflict in Gaza.

The motion, in its original form, would have required the Student Union to condemn the Israeli attack and write letters in support of the ceasefire to Foreign Secretary David Milliband and his Israeli counterpart Tzipi Livni.

The debate involved discussing eight amendments and having 41 different votes on moves to vote and changes to standing orders.