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“I’m not going to hate him,” Ms Abdallah said on Monday. “That’s not who we are.

“Right now I can’t hate him. I don’t want to see him, I don’t hate him. I think in my heart to forgive him.”



She and her husband Danny Abdallah, a former champion kick boxer, raised their children “to focus on their spiritual side,” she said.

The couple and their children are well known in the Maronite community for their faith and charity work.

“We tried to teach them to pray the rosary, to read the Bible and to share God’s faith through them,” Ms Abdallah said. “The only thing we can take with us is our faith, our religion, how much we pray, how much we love each other. These are the main things in life.

“We love our kids so much.”

Sienna, Angelina and Antony Abdallah died in the collision on Saturday night.

Sienna, Angelina and Antony Abdallah died in the collision on Saturday night.

One of the children who survived the crash has just undergone surgery for back injuries and is inconsolable, Ms Abdallah said.

“They all walked to school together. She said ‘How am I going to walk past that classroom now?”

NSW Police were on Monday warning of “several fundraising pages on various platforms” falsely claiming to be raising money for the families.

Veronique Sakr, 11, was one of the four children killed.

Veronique Sakr, 11, was one of the four children killed.

“Do not donate via fundraising pages on platforms that do not verify the legitimacy of the fundraiser or that do not guarantee your money will be returned if the page is determined to be fraudulent,” police said in a statement, urging anyone who had donated to a scam to report it to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Scamwatch.

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead confirmed on Monday that another victim of the crash, an 11-year-old boy who was brought to the hospital in a critical condition, remained in an induced coma and in a serious condition.

On Monday, Mr Davidson’s parents told Nine News that their son was “deeply sorry”.


“He is so sorry, he can’t believe what’s happened,” his mother Kaye Davidson said.

“These poor families lost their children. No words can help them, I’m so sorry to them,” his father Allan Davidson said.

Mr Davidson was taken to Emu Plains’ Amber Laurel Correctional Centre on the weekend, where he was in isolation, a matter of course for new prisoners. On Monday he underwent a lengthy assessment ahead of his time in prison, which was expected to result in him being in kept separate to other prisoners.

As Ms Abdallah spoke on Monday, hundreds of people converged on the suburban footpath where the seven children were struck – a “one in a million” event, Mr Abdallah said.

Many of the mourners did not know the families but were moved by the tragedy, bringing flowers, cards and notes. Others left soft toys, basketballs – in honour of Antony’s favourite sport – and rosary beads.

Friends of the children came to the makeshift memorial together in school uniforms and prayed and sang, leaving teary with their arms around each other.

“It’s OK. They are in a better place,” one grief-stricken child whispered to another.

Sally Rawsthorne is a Crime Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

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