Seven Jewish Hostages Killed in Mumbai

Indian television reports that Brooklyn born Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka, keepers of Nariman house, the Jewish educational center, synagogue, and social hall run by the Lubavitch Hasidic movement, had been killed. On Wednesday, Chabad house in downtown Mumbai was invaded by terrorist gunmen. The Holtzberg’s two-year-old son Moshe was later released. Die Welt also reports an Israeli diplomat saying the bodies of five other hostages have been found at or Chabad house. Indian commandos who stormed the building today found five bodies of hostages, some believed to be Israeli citizens, an Israeli diplomat told Israeli television by telephone from the scene.