Rivlin participates in memorial service for victims of November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and his wife Nechama participated in a memorial service for the victims of the November 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai. After the ceremony, they visited the Mumbai Chabad House, which was the scene of one of the deadly terror attacks.
Rivlin and his wife at the ceremony Photo credit: Mark Neiman/GPO/Channel 2 News

During his trip to India, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin participated today (Monday) in a memorial ceremony for the victims of the 2008 Taj Mahal Palace Hotel terror attack in Mumbai. The 2008 Taj Mahal Palace Hotel terror attack was part of a series of terror attacks carried out over the span of four days in November 2008. Rivlin then traveled to the Chabad house in the city where another one of the deadly terror attacks took place. Six people were murdered at the Mumbai Chabad House on the same day of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel terror attack. Among the victims were Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka Holtzberg.

“Eight years ago, this wonderful city was hit by one of the most disturbing, cruel and murderous terror attacks we have known,” said Rivlin. “Unfortunately, the people of India, just like the Israelis, know very well the reality of modern, global terrorism. Terrorism is terrorism in every place in the world. Hate, fundamentalism, radicalism and incitement amount to only one thing- terrorism.”

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Rivlin and his wife at the Chabad house Photo credit: Mark Neiman/GPO/Channel 2 News

“We are saying here together and clearly, terrorism will never win,” continued Rivlin. “Our values of democracy and freedom are stronger and we will protect them with all of our power. India and Israel are standing by each other in this battle. This is our obligation to the victims and the legacy that we will leave for the future generations.”

In the series of terror attacks that occurred in November 2008 in Mumbai, 166 people were murdered. 


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