Israeli Minister of Transport and Road Safety, Miri Regev, paid tribute to the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks at Mumbai's Nariman House on Monday.
After laying flowers at a column raised in memory of the 26/11 victims, the minister also interacted with members of the Indian Jewish community at the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue.
In one of the deadliest terror attacks to have been perpetrated on Indian soil, 10 members of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba infiltrated India's commercial capital by the sea on the night of November 26, 2008, opening fire on unarmed civilians at some prominent public spaces across Mumbai.
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Over the course of four days, they killed 166 people, mostly civilians and foreigners, and left another 300 injured. One of the locations targeted by the terrorists was the Nariman House, also known as the Chabad House in Mumbai. The attack on the Jewish installation in the city claimed the lives of four Israeli citizens.
Addressing media persons after presiding over the sombre wreath-laying ceremony, the minister claimed that the 26/11 claimed innocent civilian lives regardless of their religion.
«Here, people were killed, regardless of their religion. They butchered Hindus, Muslims, Christians and, of course, six Jewish people. I am not surprised that this memorial stands as a symbol of the war on terror. The memorial has the names of all the victims of the 2008 Munbai terror attacks inscribed on it. People across faiths were mindlessly murdered in the brutal terror attacks,» the minister said.