Return Ahmed's body to be buried by his family.

Return Ahmed's body to be buried by his family.

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CADFA (Camden Abu Dis Friendship Association) started this petition to Dominic Raab Foreign Secretary

We are asking our Foreign Office to  urgently demand that Israel return the body of Ahmed Eriqat from Abu Dis, Palestine to his family.  so that he can be buried. Ahmed, a young man in his 20s, was killed at an Israeli military checkpoint on 23rd June, the day of his sister's wedding. To compound the terrible tragedy of the killing of the young man, Israel has not returned his body so his family cannot bury him - the family are still suspended in grief. 

We know from the past that Israel is capable of holding his body for years - apparently the bodies of dozens of Palestinians are  currently not returned to their families -  Palestinians believe that they are being kept as a bargaining chip for future negotations. This is appalling and flies in the face of all moral values and human rights.  

This petition is started by CADFA (Camden Abu Dis Friendship Association) which has long-standing links with Ahmed's town, Abu Dis. We know his family and  Ahmed took part in CADFA projects in Abu Dis when he was a boy.  Many of our volunteers from the UK who worked with young people in Abu Dis remember his wonderful smile and pleasant manner and all of us are appalled at his early death and the manner of his going.

Please, Dominic Raab, urgently raise this issue with the Israelis - His mother, his father, his brothers and sisters have the right to bury his body now.  

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