Daily Israel Report

Tal's Mother: 'She is a Hero'

The mother of Tal Yehoshua Koren, wounded in Monday's terror attack in Delhi, says she will be traveling to India to join her daughter.
By Gabe Kahn.
First Publish: 2/16/2012, 3:10 PM

Tal Yehoshua-Koren
Tal Yehoshua-Koren
Arutz Sheva

The mother of Tal Yehoshua-Koren, the Israeli wounded in Monday's terror attack in Delhi, will soon travel to India to be with her daughter as she recovers.

“She has been very, very brave throughout this incident. She is a hero for handling the situation so sensibly and has been raised to be a strong person. But right now, she is very weak physically and we plan to fly down to New Delhi very soon to be with her,” Tzafira Koren told the Indian Express on Thursday.

Koren told the paper she has yet to speak with her daughter, but did speak to her grandchildren aged 7 and 12. The family was informed of the terror attack by Tal’s husband, Israel's defense attaché in Delhi.

Tal was on her way to pick her children up from the American Embassy School on Monday when a lone motorcyclist attached a magnetic explosive device to her car and sped off. According to reports she narrowly exited the vehicle as the bomb went off.

She sustained shrapnel injuries to her spine in the explosion, and has undergone two major surgeries at the Primus Hospital in Chanakyapuri. Doctors say she is experiencing partial paralysis in her lower extremities, but may regain full function.

Her driver and two Indian nationals who work for the embassy were also lightly wounded in the explosion.

Tal’s brother Iddo Koren and sister Sharon are expect to arrive in New Delhi on Thursday.

According to reports Tal, who has lived in Delhi for four years, is very active in Jewish life in Delhi.