Arrest dredges up memories for mother of Czech victim

One night in 2003 near the Zalmon Stream in the Galilee, Sylvia Molorova met Farhan, who beat her to death with his bare hands.

May 26, 2009 23:41
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Yihya Farhan (left) taken to court

Yihye Farhan 248.88. (photo credit: Dror Artzi / JINI)


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"I've been waiting for this moment for six years," Ivina Molorova said on Tuesday. "It's a very difficult day for me." Molorova, the mother of Sylvia Molorova spoke to Ynet from her home in the Czech Republic after receiving word that Adwan Yihya Farhan had confessed to her daughter's murder. Farhan was implicated in four murders altogether, including that of teenager Dana Bennet, who was killed just months after Morlova in an almost identical fashion. Still, Molorova's mother said she had not been filled in on all of the details. "I only received a brief message," Molorova said. "I hope to find out more this evening." But what Molorova does know is that her daughter, who came to Israel from the Czech Republic in 1999, had been happily working odd jobs around the Golan Heights at the time of her death in 2003. It was then, one night near the Zalmon Stream in the Galilee, that she met Farhan, who beat her to death with his bare hands. Bennet also met Farhan on a late night that August, and was also beaten to death by the alleged serial killer. Ivina Molorova said that she recalled reading later about Bennet's disappearance in the newspaper but had not contacted her family. "If I were to contact them now," Molorovasaid, "I would tell them how sorry I am for their loss, and that while I knew my daughter was gone right away, they didn't. They had to wait for so long to find out what happened." Molorova said her daughter had been very responsible and protective of her family. "She looked out for her siblings," Molorova said. "She was the oldest of four." Molorova also said her daughter had been a nurse by profession and a caregiver to the elderly. "She loved to take care of others," she said. Sylvia Molorova came to Israel after one of her brothers, who had recommended the trip passionately. "She wanted to stay there longer," Molorova said. "But her death cut those plans short."

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