Malka Roth was born on November 27, 1985 to Arnold and Frimet and immigrated to Israel with her family from Melbourne, Australia in 1989. Malka helped her mother care for her handicapped sibling. Based on her experience with her sister, she volunteered to work with handicapped children. Malka was a gifted musician who played the classical flute. She studied at the prominent Horev girls' school in Jerusalem.
She and Micha Raziel had grown up together and were good friends from an early age. They were both members of the Ezra youth movement and on August 9, 2001 they had stopped for lunch at the Sbarro pizzeria in the heart of Jerusalem on their way to an activity in Talpiot, when a suicide bomber exploded a bomb strapped to his body. Both girls were among the nine people killed and both were buried in Jerusalem.