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2-year-old Israeli boy orphaned on his birthday

November 28, 2008 23:26 IST

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A two-year-old Israeli boy, who was waiting for two days to be reunited with his parents Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka Holtzberg on his birthday on Friday, will never see them again.

The bodies of Tzvi's parents were found by the Commandos of the National Security Guards who stormed the Nariman House in south Mumbai after killing the two holed-up terrorists.

The baby Moshe Tzvi had been taken out by his nanny on Thursday when the terrorists stormed into Nariman House in south Mumbai, which houses one of the biggest Jewish centres in the city.

The baby's second birthday was today but the grand parents, who flew from Israel after the hostage crisis began, decided to put off celebrations in the hope of celebrating it together with their children.

The grand parents, Shimon and Yehudit Rosenberg, who arrived in Mumbai, met their grandson after driving directly to the Nariman building from the airport.

"Moshe was supposed to celebrate his second birthday today, but the family decided to postpone the celebration because of the difficult events," they told 'Ynet'.


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