Indians in Israel remember 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, demand action against mastermind

Elliot (Israel), November 26

Indians in Israel remember the victims of senseless killings by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, demand speedy justice by punishing the masterminds of the 2008 genocide and tackle the menace of terrorism called for coordinated efforts.

On the eve of Thursday’s 13th anniversary of the deadly attack, Indian students in all major Israeli institutions, members of the Indian Jewish community, and Indians living and working in Israel organized various events across the country, honoring the innocent. Honored the victims of the terrorist attack, including the six Jews killed in the Chabad House.

“The horrific attack on the Chabad House reflects the deep anti-Semitic sentiment of the perpetrators and their state operators. Various programs by the community to remember the victims are an expression of their desire for justice,” India’s Ambassador to Israel Sanjeev Singla said in a statement on Friday.

In the 26/11 attack by 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, 166 people were killed and over 300 were injured.

The terrorists launched coordinated shooting and bombing attacks at several sites in Mumbai, including the Chabad House at Nariman Point, where six Jews were killed in the attack.

Isaac Solomon, 84, leader of an Indian Jewish community in the southern coastal city of Elliot, told the gathering at an event at the Sitar Club that both India and Israel were on the receiving end of terror, even though both countries wanted peace. their neighbors as well as internationally.

Solomon said, “Terrorists really have no real purpose. They have only one goal – to harm people. India and Israel are democracies that want peace and voice against the menace of terrorism anywhere in the world.” Will continue to pick up.”

Elliot’s deputy mayor Stas Bilkin also attended the event in solidarity with the victims of the attacks.

Chabad, the Jewish outreach movement, unveiled a plaque in the city in memory of the six Jewish victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks last year.

“For the memory and upliftment of the spirits of Rabbi Gavriel Noah and Rivka Holtsberg, who were martyred during their holy mission in a terrorist attack at Chabad House in Mumbai, India, from where the message of the Torah was spreading throughout the region. And for the four guests who stayed at the Chabad House at the time of the attack, and were also martyred: Rabbi Gavriel Teitelbaum, Norma Rabinovich, Rabbi Ben Zion Kurman, Yocheved Orpaz. May their souls be bound in bondage to eternal life,” plaque in Hebrew is written in.

The ceremony was also organized at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University and Haifa in Technology, with a large number of Indian students coming to participate following the COVID-19 norms.

“It is a shame that the real masterminds of the attack roam freely while the families of the victims await justice. All peace-seeking countries must unite in their resolve to defeat terrorism and their state sponsors. 26/11 There is a shared pain between India and Israel and we must do everything to bring the perpetrators to justice,” said Ankit Chauhan, a researcher at Ben-Gurion University.

Trivikram said, “On this day, we remember the tragic loss of human life during the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. We light this jagran through candles, we pay homage to all the innocent souls who lost their lives. The blind were victims of anger and terror.” Muraleedharan, a PhD student in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Ben-Gurion University, told PTI.

“The candles we lit today symbolize the everlasting hope in humanity that each of us share in working together towards a safe and harmonious future for generations to come,” Muraleedharan said.

Some of the participants also remembered the brave efforts of Indian soldiers in dealing with the terrorist attack in Mumbai in 2008.

Ajay Wagh said, “13 years ago on this day, remembering the bravehearts who laid down their lives for our safety. I salute their spirit and bravery. Their sacrifice should never be forgotten. We are at our highest level.” Will always be indebted for the sacrifice.” , a postdoctoral fellow at Technion in the northern coastal city of Haifa. PTI