Nine Israelis were killed at Nariman House, including Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, 29, and his wife Rivka, 28. The only terrrorist captured alive said they specifically targeted the Chabad House in order to kill Israelis as vengeance for the “atrocities” against the Palestinians. Many of the victims were also U.S. citizens, including Rabbi Holtzberg.
As we near the beginning of a new presidential term in the United States, it is imperative that the war on terror be top priority for the U.S. government. Innocent people living as far away from the Middle East as India have been victims of the insidious Palestinian propoganda and the Islamic terror which has gained so much power in the last decade. Indians, Jews, Israelis, Americans, Brits – no one is safe. This is a worldwide problem which must be fought on all levels – intelligence, military and educational.
There are no words to express the horror of the terror attack on Mumbai and this is what terror aims for – to scare us, make us feel that no place is safe and bring uncertainty into our lives. This is the reality which Israelis have been living with for years, and which the Amerians, the British and now the Indians have experienced too. This is the reality which must be eradicated from the world, the sooner the better.