Eilat (Israel), Nov 26 (PTI) Indians in Israel remember those killed by Lashkar-e-Taiba in the 2008 26/11 Mumbai attacks and seek speedy justice by punishing the ‘mastermind’ (main conspirators) of the crime. demanded. He called for coordinated efforts to tackle the menace of terrorism on the eve of the 13th anniversary of these attacks.
Indian students, members of the Indian Jewish community, and Indians living and working in Israel organized a series of events across the country on Thursday, the eve of the 26/11 attacks, at all major institutions in Israel and those killed in the terror attacks. paid tribute to Six Jews were also among those killed in these attacks. Several events are also scheduled to be held on Friday, the anniversary of the attacks.
Isaac Solomon, 84, leader of the Indian Jewish community in the southern coastal city of Eilat, said at an event at Club Sitar that India and Israel are victims of terrorism, although both countries are seeking peace with their neighbours.
“Terrorists really don’t have any real purpose. Their only goal is to harm people. India and Israel are democracies who want peace and will continue to raise their voice against the problem of terrorism anywhere in the world.
Eilat’s deputy mayor Stas Bilkin also attended the event in solidarity with the victims of the attack.
Events were held at the University of Jerusalem, Hebrew, Tel Aviv University, Ben Guriyan University and Haifa, in which a large number of Indian students participated following the rules related to COVID-19.
Ankit Chauhan, researcher at Ben-Gurion University, said, “It is shameful that the real masterminds of the attack are roaming freely while the families of the victims await justice. Peace-seeking nations must unite in their resolve to defeat terrorism and their sponsors. 26/11 is a shared pain between India and Israel and we should do everything possible to bring the guilty to justice.
Some of the participants of the event also remembered the courageous efforts of Indian soldiers in dealing with the terrorist attack in Mumbai in 2008.
Digal Menashe, an organization representing the Nei Menache Jewish community hailing from India’s northeastern states of Manipur and Mizoram, condemned the attacks as a “cowardly” act on unarmed innocent people.