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Clutching a toy basketball, his face contorted by tears, this is Moshe Holtzberg at today's memorial service for his parents.The two-year-old orphan's rabbi father and mother were murdered in Mumbai's Jewish centre Horror scene: Blood spatters the walls inside the Jewish centre where Moshe was trapped as Islamic gunmen killed his parents during last week's attacks He only turned two this week.They took eight people hostage inside Nariman House, including the wife and child of Israeli-born Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, 29.The young rabbi arrived in Mumbai in 2003 to run a synagogue and Torah classes as part of the worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch Movement.
A Los Angeles-based member of the movement said there was no knowledge of specific threats prior to the attacks.
Today he attended the emotionally-charged memorial service for his parents at a Mumbai synagogue before being flown to Israel.
Now he is safe in the care of his mother's parents - but what effect the trauma of his horrifying ordeal has had on him remains to be seen.'I don't know that he can comprehend or that he will remember seeing his parents shot in cold blood,' said Robert Katz, a New York-based fund-raiser for an Israeli orphanage founded by the boy's family.
But he said there had since been reports the gunmen had rented an apartment in a nearby building at some stage, something also reported by Indian media without quoting sources.'Actually, we have been very concerned for sometime now,' the Indian Jewish Federation's Isaac said.
'We had been expecting something like this.'For the moment the community's are thoughts with Moshe.