Eleven years ago from Nov. 26-29, 2008, the world watched as a team of ten Pakistani Muslim terrorists spread out through the city of Mumbai and slaughtered more than 150 people, including four Jewish guests and the two Jewish co-directors at the Nariman Chabad House, which was under the leadership of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg, of blessed memory.
The operatives, members of the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba terror organization, stormed more than 10 iconic buildings in Mumbai, killing 164 people over a four-day period. Nine of the murderers were killed by Indian police and counter terror special ops personnel. The lone surviving gunman, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, was executed by the Indian government in November 2012.
The sole Jewish survivor of that horrific nightmare was the couple’s then-2-year-old toddler, Moishe, who was spirited away from the bloodbath by his Indian caregiver, Sandra.
Today at the Embassy of Israel in India, we lit a candle in memory of the innocent lives lost in the 26/11 #MumbaiTerrorAttack at the foot of our mural echoing an age old prayer:
"May God bring Peace upon Israel", and upon India and all the world ???#NeverForget pic.twitter.com/NzMwSRvw6T
— Israel in India (@IsraelinIndia) November 26, 2019
This coming Sabbath services in their memory are taking place at Chabad centers all around the world.
May the memories of the kedoshim forever be a blessing.