Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered to bring along Moshe Holtzberg, the Israeli child who survived the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, during his forthcoming visit to India, the boy’s family claimed today.
“Netanyahu, who met Moshe along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, offered to ferry him in his aircraft when he visits India,” Moshe’s grandfather Rabbi Shimon Rosenberg told PTI over phone from Jerusalem.
“During his meeting with Modi, Moshe told him that he wants to visit Mumbai and become the director of the Chabad House, where his parents were killed,” Mr Rosenberg claimed.
“Modi was kind and told Moshe that he was free to visit India anytime he wished. Modi assured of all help to Moshe and our family,” he said.
PM Modi, in a special gesture, met Moshe, now 11, along with his grandparents and Indian nanny Sandra Samuels who managed to escape with him from Nariman House which came under attack by Pakistan-based LeT terrorists.
“Moshe welcomed Modi in Hindi, saying ‘Aapka swagat hai humare desh mein’,” Mr Rosenberg said.
Moshe was two when his parents Rivka and Gavriel Holtzberg, serving as emissaries of Chabad in Mumbai, were killed along with six others by terrorists at the Nariman House, also popularly known as Chabad House.