Israeli MK wants war hero grandfather's remains transferred from Tunisia

By ARIK BENDER
October 21, 2015 13:35

 
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A Likud lawmaker's request to have the remains of his grandfather reinterred in Israel from his current resting place in Tunisia has been rejected by the committee in charge of maintaining cemeteries for those who fought for the British empire.

Yoav Kisch, a freshman member of parliament, petitioned the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to exhume the body of his grandfather, Brigadier Frederick Hermann Kisch, the highest ranking Jew to serve in the British military.

In April 1943, Kisch died when he stepped on a landmine while fighting Nazi Germany during the North African Campaign. He is buried at Enfidaville War Cemetery in Tunisia.

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