Monday, December 1, 2008
BABY MOSHE .... DON'T CRY. WE WILL REVENGE YOUR PARENT'S GRUESOME KILLINGS
The cries of baby Moshe Holtzberg, all of 2 years, wrenched hearts at the synagogue, calling for "Ima Ima" - hebrew for Mommy, Mommy.
Moshe's father, Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg, 29, and mother, Rivka, 28, ran the headquarters of the ultra-Orthodox Chabad Lubavitch movement in Mumbai. They were among six Israeli citizens killed at the center during the city's three-day terror siege.
Moshe was spirited out of Chabad House on Thursday by Sandra Samuel, a nanny who had worked at the center for years. She found him crying beside his parents' bodies, his pants drenched in blood.
When terrorists seized Chabad House, Samuel locked herself in a laundry room, then she heard Moshe's mother screaming "Sandra, help!" Then the screaming stopped, and it was quiet, Katz said. She cracked open the door of her hiding place and saw a deserted staircase. She ran up one flight and found the rabbi and his wife, covered in blood and shot to death. She snatched up the crying boy, bolted down the stairs and ran out of the building.
Mumbai doctors who examined the bodies of the victims of the Muslim terror massacre said the victims were tortured before being slaughtered.
He said: "Of all the bodies, the Israeli victims bore the maximum torture marks".
"It was clear that they were killed on Wednesday (first night itself). It was obvious that they were tied up and tortured before they were killed. It was so bad that I do not want to go over the details even in my head again," he said.
Another doctor commented, "It was very strange. I have seen so many dead bodies in my life, and was yet traumatized. A bomb blast victim's body might have been torn apart and could be a very disturbing sight. But the bodies of the victims in this attack bore such signs about the kind of violence of urban warfare that I am still unable to put my thoughts to words," he said.
They were so brutally tortured that no one is willing to come on camera to even state the scope - such are the horrifying details. The Rabbi and his wife posed no threats to Kashmir or to the Islamic fundamentalists - hence why this heinous crime? This is part of the jehadi training that imparts zero tolerance towards Jews - part of ISI - Al Qaeda training that the world has woken up to.
I propose to the Indian Government: Israel is our friend. Jews have never been persecuted in India down the ages. Their very existence is at threat in Israel with what Iran and others wanting to wipe it off the face of earth. It is, after all, a tiny nation - strong and armed to teeth, but tiny.
Please give Israel land - a few uninhabited islands in the Indian Ocean - on a 999 year lease. Away from Tsunami prone zone, where at least 50,000 Jews can make a life. It will be their land, under their laws, for their future. Yes, global warming and rising sea levels etc pose a threat - but like Holland they too can make a life there. It is beyond the scope of this current "soft" government to think about this. If Burma can lease out Coco islands to the Chinese, what is stopping giving away our "uninhabited islands" for a good use. Is the BJP listening?
To my Israeli friends:
אני מצטער על ההפסד. אני כאשר היה בן 7, אמרתי להורים שלי אני אוהב ישראל. ו עד היום, זו
אהבה יש רק גדל. אני מוכן לבקר בישראל יום אחד בקרוב. אנא קבל את תנחומים.