Brooklyn Rabbi And Wife Among Dead In Mumbai Terror Attack

November 28, 2008 - San Francisco, CA - - A Brooklyn family, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, 29 and his wife Rivka, 26, who ran the Jewish travelers center ? the Nariman House - in Mumbai have been announced as being among the dead in this week?s horrific terrorist attacks which began on November 26.

Fortunately the couple?s two year old son Moshe, was spirited out of the center during the attacks by an employee and was thus spared his parent?s fate. He is currently being taken care of by his grandparents.

The Holtzberg?s were among 7 Jewish victims of the terrorists, 5 of which were Israelis. During the attacks terrorists are believed to have specifically targeted Jews and Westerners.

In a hastily scheduled press conference, Israel?s Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni stated, "It's a shame that this kind of event must remind part of the Western of the world about this reality. The target is not just Israel, but the West."

A heretofore unknown group, Indian Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which so far are believed to have resulted in the deaths of at least 140. There is widespread suspicion within Indian intelligence that elements of Pakistan's ISI aided the terrorists.

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