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26/11 braveheart nanny to get Israeli citizenship

July 18, 2010 19:15 IST

Nanny Sandra Samuel, who saved Baby Moshe from the clutches of terrorists during the November 26 terror attack in 2008, will be granted Israeli citizenship.

rediff.com's interview with Sandra Samuel

The official website of the Chabad House quoted Interior Minister Eli Yishai as saying that it has been decided to confer citizenship upon Samuel, an Indian national, in recognition of her heroism.

He said the move was as "a humanitarian step."

Samuel (45), a widow and a mother of two sons, was working for Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka, since their arrival here in 2003 and took care of Moshe since his birth.

On November 26, two terrorists entered the narrow lane where the Jewish centre -- Chabad House, also known as Nariman House, is situated in Colaba in south Mumbai, and the building turned in into a war-zone for the next three days.

Hearing the cries of baby Moshe, Sandra wrapped him in her arms and rescued him in a dramatic fashion along with handyman-cum-cook Qazi Zakir Hussain alias Jackie.

Terrorists killed Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, Rivka and four others.

Shortly after the Jewish couple's funeral, Sandra left for Israel along with Baby Moshe. Sandra looks after Moshe at his grandparents' home at Afula in Israel.

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