Sep 15 2010
Untold story of Moshe, the little Jewish boy whose life was saved by his Indian nanny* while Muslim terrorists were brutally slaughtering his family.
*Just learned from my friend Debbie in Israel that the Indian nanny has been given honorary Israeli citizenship.
Doctors were shocked at how brutally the Mumbai Jewish hostages were tortured: “Both the Rabbi and his pregnant wife were sexually assaulted and then their genitalia were mutilated. Of all the bodies, the Israeli victims bore the maximum torture marks. It was so bad that I do not want to go over the details even in my head again.”
Doctors working in a hospital where all the bodies, including that of the terrorists, were taken said they had not seen anything like this in their lives. It was shocking and disturbing,” a doctor said.
The Rabbi’s wife, Rivkah Holtzberg, was six months pregnant. Their two-year-old son, Moshe, saved by his nanny, was also beaten by the terrorists – reports showed his back was covered in marks consistent with abuse.
Asked what was different about the victims of the incident, another doctor said: “It was very strange. I have seen so many dead bodies in my life, and was yet traumatised. 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.
Asked specifically if he was talking of torture marks, he said: “It was apparent that most of the dead were tortured. What shocked me were the telltale signs showing clearly how the hostages were executed in cold blood,” one doctor said. REDIFF