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Moshe's nanny to get Israeli citizenship

mumbai Updated: Jul 19, 2010 01:39 IST
Sandra Samuel

Sandra Samuel, who saved baby Moshe during the November 26, 2008, attacks at Chabad House, will be granted Israeli citizenship, in recognition of her heroism.

The official website of the Chabad House quoted Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yashai saying that the move was "a humanitarian step".

Samuel (45) was working for Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka since their arrival in the city in 2003 and took care of Moshe since he was born. He is three years old now.

On November 26, two terrorists had stormed into the Jewish centre, also known as Nariman House, in Colaba and killed Moshe's parents as well as four others.

On hearing Moshe's cries, Sandra had picked him up and managed to escape from the House, along with a cook, Qazi Zakir Hussain.

After the funeral Sandra left for Israel with Moshe's grandparents and currently, she looks after him at his grandparents' home at Afula in Israel.