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Malka Chana Roth Z"L 1985-2001

'My daughter was murdered today'  

Originally published here

BREAKING NEWS | Friday 10 August 2001, 10:24 AM

Malki Roth, The Melbourne-born 15-year-old who was killed in the suicide bombing.


"My lovely daughter Malki was born in Melbourne 15 years ago.

"I wish I could tell you more about her wonderful character and achievements.

"Today, here in Jerusalem, she was murdered by a fanatic who didn't know a thing about her.

"My wife and I just don't have the tools to cope with this.

"We only want to do whatever we can so she does not turn into yet another statistic.

"Here is a photograph I took of her six weeks ago.

"I hope you will see fit to publish it so that people of reason will understand the human tragedy."

Arnold Roth

Speaking by phone to The Age later, Mr Roth said his daughter had gone to meet some friends at the intersection where the bomb exploded.

He had contacted The Age because he didn't want his daughter to become just another statistic in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

Mr Roth said a friend of Malki's was one of the first casualties read out on radio but it took he and his wife 12 hours to find out what had happened to their daughter.

He said Malki had a loving and caring nature and was close to her brothers and sisters. Of the children in the Roth family four were born in Melbourne, Malki at the Mercy Hospital.

Malki was an award-winning flautist and youth club leader, she was due to go on a camp this Sunday.

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