Parents of Israeli-American teen killed in 2001 bombing seek meeting with Biden on upcoming Middle East trip
The parents of Malki Roth, an American citizen who was living in Israel when she was murdered during a 2001 Jerusalem terrorist attack, are hoping to meet with President Joe Biden in an attempt to have a woman convicted in the bombing extradited to the U.S.
Up until 2011, Ahlam al-Tamimi was serving 16 life sentences following a conviction for her role in planning the attack, where a Palestinian suicide bomber killed Roth and 15 others in a pizzeria in 2001. She now lives in Jordan after being freed as part of a prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas, and the Roths want her extradited to the U.S. to face trial.
“We are bereaved parents as you are, sir. We have a burning sense that injustice in the wake of our child’s murder is winning,” Frimet and Arnold Roth wrote in a letter to Biden, according to the Associated Press. “We ask that you address this as only the leader of the United States can.”
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