Pictures and Videos of the India CounterTerror Unit going into the Beit Chabad, here.
Israel Radio Channel 2 Miki Gourdus reports that he has heard from India reports that Gavriel and Rivka are still alive. Let's hope he's right! (1:19 PM)
Update: 2:51 PM Reports from India are conflicting. Sky News reports the terrorists are demanding to negotiate with the Indian government over the release of hostages. Mumbai's a mess.
Update: 1:40 PM. :-(
Update: 12:07 India Counter Terror Unit operating in the Taj Mahal hotel, with over 100 hostages, including Israeli diamond merchants. Explosions heard in the hotel...
11:37 AM As I write this, the India counter terror unit is operating inside the Beit Chabad in Mumbai (Bombay) India, trying to free the hostages, including 6 Israelies (unsure if this number "6" includes the Chabad Shaliach Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg).
Initial reports say that the Gavriel and Rivka are unconscious, but alive, and therefore, they really need Chasdei Shamayim to pull through.
Your good thoughts, prayers and tehillim can help.
YNET: Report: 6 Israelis held hostage in MumbaiIndia News reports over 900 hospitalized.
(Video) Terrorists seize Chabad offices in Indian city, reportedly hold six Israelis hostage. Ultra-Orthodox organization officials say emissary, his wife unconscious. Local commando unit reports one gunman killed, four remain in building. Rabbi's son, nanny seen leaving place safely. At least 10 sites attacked overnight; 101 people killed, 314 injured
Reports indicate that the "official" numbers are much worse than being reported; While YNET writes about 314 injured, the real number is much higher.
CNN reports that this is the largest Jihad terror attack since 9/11.
Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד