Baby Moshe, the 26/11 Israeli survivor is 'emotional' about Mumbai 'homecoming'

Remigio Civitarese
Gennaio 14, 2018

Moshe Holtzberg, who lost his parents during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, will return to the Nariman House in the city this week for the first time since the tragedy struck the family more than nine years ago.

The terrorists carried out the attacks over three days and killed 166 people.

"We are all very excited to visit India".

"Moshe will later fly back to Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on January 19", he added.

Moshe Holtzberg is returning to India with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week after nearly ten years to help unveil plans for a state-of-the-art Living Memorial in honor of his parents-Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg-who were murdered by terrorists in 2008. Moshe and his grandparents will arrive in Mumbai on Tuesday and will be accompanied by Sandra Samuels, the nurse who rescued him.

Moshe Holtzberg, the Israeli child who as a toddler survived the 2008 terror attack at a Jewish centre in Mumbai, had an open invitation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the country.

PM Modi had made it a point to meet him during his visit to Israel in July previous year and heard the young boy talk of his plans to visit Mumbai. "When I live there I will be the director of Chabad house", the young boy said. PM Modi, holding him close, assured, "Anytime you can come to India".

While accepting the long-term visa which India issued to Moshe and his grandparents, Rosenberg had requested the Indian ambassador that the Nariman House building be registered with the land registry department as belonging to Moshe Holtzberg.

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