Morocco Victims Identified as Masoud and Michal Zikri
The two Jewish victims of Thursday's terrorist attack at a cafe in Marrakesh, Morocco have been identified as Israeli citizen Michal Weitzmann Zikri and her husband Masoud Zikri, a native of Morocco. The two were in the country to celebrate Passover with Masoud's family.
They were survived by their two-year-old son David, who was with his grandparents at the time of the attack. Michal was six months pregnant when she was killed.
The Zikris had lived in Shanghai, China for four years, and were active in the small Jewish community in the city. Michal Zikri, born in Israel, had also lived for several years in Montreal, where her family had moved when she was a child.
Rabbi Shalom Greenberg, Shanghai's Chabad rabbi, expressed shock at the murders, and recalled Masoud and Michal as “special people, generous, with pure souls.”
“There aren't many Jews in Shanghai, so we are all one big family... We heard about the tragedy and we were all horrified,” he said.
The attack in Marrakesh killed 16 people and wounded 20 more. Terrorist organizations have not yet claimed credit for the bombing.
The attack is the first major bombing in Morocco since 2003, when terrorists killed more than 45 people in Casablanca.