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Sunday, July 01, 2007

His daughter's murderer

Wednesday's New York Times had a review of a Cinemax movie called Hot House, which was described as
an absorbing look at Palestinians held in Israeli jails... full of remarkable interviews....A former Palestinian newscaster, Ahlam Tamimi [pictured at top. CiJ], recalls the day she dropped a suicide bomber off at his target, then coolly went on television to report on the resulting bombing.
And in Jerusalem, my former colleague (yes, we were in the same office for a short while) Arnold Roth, whose daughter Malki HY"D was murdered at the Sbarro Pizzeria in Jerusalem six years ago this summer, is justifiably furious:
The film is produced by HBO. So it's presumably HBO's publicity department that was responsible for creating and distributing a glamor-style photograph of a smiling, contented-looking young woman in her twenties to promote the movie.

That female is our child's murderer. She was sentenced to sixteen life sentences or 320 years which she is serving in an Israeli jail. Fifteen people were killed and more than a hundred maimed and injured by the actions of this attractive person and her associates. The background is here.

Neither the New York Times nor HBO are likely to give even a moment's attention to the victims of the barbarians who destroyed the Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem and the lives of so many victims. So we would be grateful if you would pass along this link to some pictures of our daughter whose name was Malki. She was unable to reach her twenties - Hamas saw to that.

Though she was only fifteen years old when her life was stolen from her and from us, we think Malki was a beautiful young woman, living a beautiful life. We ask your help so that other people - far fewer than the number who will see the New York Times, of course - can know about her. Please ask your friends to look at the pictures - some of the very few we have - of our murdered daughter. They are at http://www.kerenmalki.org/photo.htm [I posted one picture of Malki HY"D above. There are several more at the web site linked. CiJ].

And remind them of what the woman in the Israeli prison - the woman smiling so happily in the New York Times - said last year. "I'm not sorry for what I did. We'll become free from the occupation and then I will be free from prison."

With so many voices demanding that Israel release its terrorist prisoners, small wonder she's smiling.
Malki HY"D was two years behind my eldest daughter in high school. That woman smiling at the top of this post is Malki's murderer.

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