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Son of slain Chabad couple dies of severe illness
'It is hard to imagine what this family has been through recently,' grandfather says following death of Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg's four-year-old son from long-term disease

The four-year-old son of Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, who were killed in the terror attack on the Chabad house in Mumbai in late November, died of a severe genetic disease overnight Tuesday.

 

The funeral of Dov Holtzberg, whose two-year-old brother Moshe survived the attack on the Chabad house, was be held at 10 am in Jerusalem.

 

The couple's eldest son died of the same disease two years ago at the tender age of three.

 

"It is hard to imagine what this family has been through recently," said Rabbi Shimon Rosenberg, Rivka Holzberg's father.

 

Rivka's sister, Haikeh, told Ynet that "there is no one to sit Shiva (seven days of mourning) for Dov."

 

This Thursday will mark a month since the Holtzberg couple was laid to rest. A ceremony in which their tombstones were revealed (unveiled) was be held at 11 am at Jerusalem's Mount of Olives cemetery.

 

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