Mumbai attack nanny to live in Israel

Yishai gives woman resident's visa for saving child from Chabad house.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 11, 2010 22:49
Interior Minister Eli Yishai.

Interior Minister Eli Yishai.. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

The nanny of the young boy who survived the Mumbai 2008 attacks in India has been given temporary resident status in Israel by Interior Minister Eli Yishai.

Sandra Samuel was the Indian nanny who worked for Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, two Lubavitch emissaries who ran and were killed in the Chabad house in Mumbai that was attacked by terrorists in November 2008.

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Samuel managed to spirit their son, Moishe, away to safety during the attack, saving his life. Moishe was 2-years-old at the time of the attack.

Samuel's temporary residence status is the the first step towards her acquiring Israeli citizenship.

"This is a humanitarian gesture that was called for in the case of a person who saved a Jewish life," said Yishai


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