Modi to meet Israeli boy who survived 2008 attack at Mumbai Chabad House

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 5, 2017 13:59

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was due to meet on Wednesday afternoon with Israeli youth Moshe Holtzberg, who survived a 2008 terrorist attack that killed his parents and several others at a Jewish center in Mumbai.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due to accompany Modi during the meeting in Jerusalem.

Holtzberg, now 10, was taken hostage along with his parents and several tourists by terrorists who raided the Chabad House in India's largest city. Nine people including Holtzberg's parents, Mumbai Chabad House directors Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, were killed in the massacre while the then-toddler's nanny, Sandra Samuel, fled with him from the building, saving both their lives.

Holtzberg now lives in Afula with his grandparents, Rabbi Shimon and Yehudit Rosenberg. When asked what he would say to India’s prime minister at their meeting, Rosenberg said he plans to invite Modi to Moshe’s bar mitzvah.


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