The family of Baby Moshe, the unforgettable face of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks who escaped the carnage by clinging to his nanny, welcomed the execution of Ajmal Kasab.
“We heard the news and think that the trial was conducted properly there,” said Rabbi Shimon Rosenberg, maternal grandfather of Moshe, whose parents Gavriel Holtzberg and Rivka Holtzberg were among those killed at Nariman House by the terrorists.
“I now hope that the government of India gives its citizenship to Moshe so that he can go to India. I also wish that they will make a memorial for my children there,” added Rosenberg.
“We feel that it was a good choice to hang him. May this sentence serve as an alarm to all terrorists,” said Moshe Holztberg, brother of Gavriel.
“We hope that such incidents do not happen in the future. Being Jewish is about bringing more goodness and light into the world. We also hope that one day we can do something good in India in the memory of our children,” said Rosenberg.
When asked if baby Moshe knows about the execution, they said that he yet too small to know. “But one day he will know,” said Holtzberg. “As of now he only asks about his parents. He goes to school where he learns Hebrew. At home, his nanny, Sandra, teaches him English and Hindi,” added Rosenberg.