Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg Killed in Mumbai Terror Attack
as posted on Haaretz:
The Chabad-Lubavitch movement confirmed on Friday evening that a New York rabbi and his wife were among the dead in the Mumbai terrorist attack.
“Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, the beloved directors of Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai, were killed during one of the worst terrorist attacks to strike India in recent memory,” the Chabad’s New York headquarters said in a statement.
The couple ran the Chabad’s local headquarters, which was one of 10 sites attacked. Their toddler son, Moshe, was smuggled out of the center by an employee, and is now with his grandparents. Representatives from the Israeli embassy and ZAKA rescue service personnel began the process of identifying the victims of the terrorist attack on the Chabad center in Mumbai.
May their memory be a blessing.
A Foreign Ministry statement issued Saturday announced that eight Israelis in all had been killed in a wave of terror attacks that rocked the Indian city of Mumbai, leaving at least 195 people dead and hundreds wounded.
Haaretz correspondent in Mumbai Ashel Pfeffer reported Saturday that the bodies of six of the eight hostages found at the Chabad center had been positively identified. He added that Israel may have to fly crime lab analysts to India for positive identification before the bodies can be flown back to Israel for burial.