Today marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the second intifada. Two months after the breakdown of the Camp David peace talks, Palestinian groups used the pretext of Ariel Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount to launch organised protests, which quickly morphed into a sustained campaign of suicide bombs and other forms of terrorism.
One of the victims of this campaign was Australian citizen Malki Roth. In tomorrow night’s Lockdown Learning, we’ll be speaking with Malki’s father, Arnold.
Arnold and his wife Frimet have honoured Malki’s memory by establishing Keren Malki, a charity that helps the families of severely disabled children. Arnold is also fighting to have his daughter’s murderer’s accomplice extradited from Jordan, where she lives in freedom, to the US, to face justice.
We’ll be speaking with Arnold about Malki, but also about the impact the second intifada had on Israeli society – still felt after 20 years..