Nov 15, 2012
Killed on Mumbai Anniversary
Left: Mira Scharf, obm killed in a rocket attack Thursday. Her husband Shmuel was badly injured. Bottom: Ahron Smadga obm
The victims of Thursday's attack in Kiryat Malachi were identified as Ahron Smadga, Yitzchak Amsalam, and 25-year-old Mira Scharf (nee Cohen), who was pregnant.
By COLlive Staff
Three Lubavitchers have been killed in a grad rocket attack on a Chabad neighborhood of Kiryat Malachi, Israel Thursday morning.
The victims were identified as Ahron Smadga, 50, Yitzchak Amsalam, 27, and Mira Scharf (nee Cohen), 25, who was 7 months pregnant.
Scharf's husband Shmuel was critically injured, as were their 3 children.
The Scharfs were active in the Jewish community in New Delhi, India.
Her funeral will take place Thursday at 8 pm from Shamgar Funeral Home in Jerusalem.
Today, Rosh Chodesh Kislev is the yahrtzeit of Mumbai Shluchim Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg obm, murdered in a terrorist attack in 2008.
50-year-old Ahron Smadga leaves behind 3 children, a set of twins and a 2 year old baby, which were born after 14 years of marriage.
His funeral will take place Thursday at 8 pm from Nachlas Har Chabad.
Six others were injured in the attack, including two infants, one of them eight months old. An additional victim, a four year old boy, was taken to Tel Hashomer hospital in central Israel for treatment. along with his father. The boy was in serious condition, and the father in moderate condition.
Altogether, seven people were injured in the Kiryat Malachi attack. Six others were treated for shock in the attack.
Please say tehillim for:
Shmuel ben Chaya Sarah Yehudis
Yosef Yitzchak ben Mira Rut
Chana bas Mira Rut
Geulah bas Mira Rut
The victims were killed and injured when a Grad rocket hit an apartment building in Kiryat Malachi. The dead were among a large group that had taken refuge in an old building that suffered a direct hit from a Grad rocket.
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