Boy whose parents were slain in India is flown to Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Relatives of a 2-year-old survivor of the terrorist attacks in India are gathered to greet him in Israel.

Moshe Holtzberg and the caretaker who rescued him from the attack boarded a flight to Israel today after a memorial service in Mumbai for the little boy's parents. He cried for his mother, while squirming in the arms of mourners at a Mumbai synagogue.

The scene is one that has played over and over again on Israel television as government officials and the boy's relatives prepared for a late-night airport ceremony to receive the victims.

The boy's slain parents, a rabbi and his wife, ran the Mumbai headquarters of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish movement. The boy's nanny, who flew with him to Israel, had found him crying beside the bodies of his parents.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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