Nariman House neighboring residents reminisce return of Moshe, relive 26/11 terror attacks

Elias Hubbard
January 18, 2018

Holtzberg, who lost his parents during the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, arrived here on Tuesday. His parents, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, were killed by terrorists and Moshe now lives with his grandparents in Israel.

He will lay the wreath at Taj Hotel, visit Nariman House and attend Shalom Bollywood event. Vimal Gala, 28, who runs a grocery shop, behind the Nariman House, said Moshe's nanny used to take him out for a walk.

Later, in the afternoon, the entire family, including Samuel, visited the Chabad House, in Nariman House, Colaba, which was under siege by two Pakistani terrorists who gunned down seven persons there, including Moshe's young parents.

Unknown to them, their toddler son Moshe, then barely two, was protected and saved by his Indian nanny, Samuel, and later they were taken to Israel.

Netanyahu later visited the nearby Nariman House, where he met 11-year-old Israeli boy Moshe Holtzberg, who survived during the 2008 attacks. It was a rather emotional moment for the people of the area surrounding Chabad-Lubavitch House as they recall the "darkest day" of their lives.

Jokingly, the shy boy with large white framed glasses also recited a blessing for Netanyahu fulfilling his promise to bring him back to Mumbai. "I feel very good in this country", Rosenberg said. "Turn it into a building that will inspire people to commit themselves to universal morality", he said, speaking before Netanyahu. "I have a strong personal friendship with PM Modi", he added.

On the partnership between Israel and India, Netanyahu says, "It is on the level first of a deep personal friendship between Prime Minister Modi and myself".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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