BREAKING NEWS | Friday 10 August 2001,
Malki Roth, The
Melbourne-born 15-year-old who was killed in the suicide bombing.
Picture: IMAGE USED WITH PERMISSION FROM
THE ROTH FAMILY.
"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
"I hope you will see fit to publish it
so that people of reason will understand the human tragedy."
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
Malki was an award-winning flautist and
youth club leader, she was due to go on a camp this Sunday.
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