UPDATE: As of 12 December 2015, Khairy Abudayyeh has been returned to the United States. Further action is called for here.
Khairy Abudayyeh, 75 year old Chicago community elder,US citizen, and father of US Palestinian Community Network founder and leader Hatem Abudayyeh has been detained by the Israeli authorities at Ben Gurion airport.
Khairy was detained trying to return to his childhood home in El Jib in the occupied West Bank. He also has chronic illnesses, including diabetes and high blood pressure and is a recent cancer survivor.
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins USPCN in asking all of our friends to call the US consulate in Jerusalem at (011) +97226227230 and the US embassy at (011) +97235197551 also email them at JerusalemACS@state.gov and demand that they have the Israelis immediately release him and allow him to travel to his home in the West Bank. Join the Facebook Event for updates and to connect with others making these calls and joining the action: https://www.facebook.com/events/1685189308383405/
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