Hamas Victims Include Pregnant Chabad Mumbai Emissary
Today, the names of the three Jews murdered by Hamas via rocket attack in Kiryat Malachi were released by the government of Israel. One of them was 26-year-old Mirah Scharf, a Chabad emissary to Mumbai, India, visiting Israel for the fourth anniversary memorial service for two other murdered Mumbai Chabad emissaries – Gavi and Rivka Holtzberg, the couple murdered in the Mumbai terrorist assault in November 2008. Scharf was pregnant.
The other two victims were Ahron Smadja, 49, father of an eight-month-old baby girl, and 22-year-old Yitzchak Amsallam
Smadja’s baby daughter was injured in the attack. Smadja was reportedly one of the first members of Chabad to join the Israeli Army.