Israel Gives Citizenship to Nanny who Saved Boy in Mumbai Attacks

Israel Gives Citizenship to Nanny who Saved Boy in Mumbai Attacks

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Mumbai rescuer with Jewish boy she savedIndian nanny Sandra Samuels, who risked her life to save an Israeli toddler from the clutches of terrorists during the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has been granted an honorary citizenship by the Israeli government for her act of bravery.

Amidst gunfire, she found the child standing next to the bodies of his parents. She brought the two-year-old, Moshe Holtzberg, back to Israel after the attacks and has been caring for him ever since.

At an emotional ceremony at the Interior Ministry in Jerusalem on Monday, a visibly moved Samuel proudly accepted her new Israeli identification card.

(READ the story in Hindustan Times and another, w/ photo, in the BBC)

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