Chilling testimony from the past: Jewish terrorist Eden Natan Zada, who killed four people aboard a bus Thursday, was portrayed as a killer in a high school yearbook drawing, Army Radio reported Friday.
In the yearbook, Zada is seeing holding a gun with his finger on the trigger, while wearing an army uniform. One of the sentences used to describe him is: "A crime – I massacred people on GTA." Notably, GTA is a series of particularly violent computer games, which faced some lawsuits in the United State..
Meanwhile, Zada's classmates spoke of a quiet boy who did well at school and "really liked computers."
'He helped other people'
Earlier Friday, the father of one of the three Tapuah youngsters arrested in connection with the Shfaram bus attack said Eden Zada was a good person with the qualities of a saint.
“He helped other people, just like Baruch Goldstein,” he said. “He was gentle, innocent and pure.”
The remand of the three youngsters, who are suspected of conspiring to commit a crime and of belonging to a terror organization, was extended by four days.
The father blamed the upcoming pullout for the deadly attack, which left four people dead, not including the assailant.
“Zada did not want to participate in the disengagement. Sharon made him explode because he demanded that he take part in the pullout and evacuation,” he said.
“In any case, my son had no prior knowledge as to Zada’s intensions.”
'We did not want this'
The father of another suspect admitted his son knew Zada.
“We did not know there was a problem with him,” he said. “If I had known he was ‘cuckoo’ I would have distanced my son from him.”
The father said Zada did not want to return to his IDF unit for ideological reasons, adding that the last time he saw him was three days ago.
“He used to come over to our house every once in a while. He seemed like a humble person, he studied the Torah,” he said.
“We did not want this to happen. I thought he was a man of ideology who was opposed to the pullout, but I never imagined he would do something like this.”
The father said his son had nothing to do with the terror attack.
“Even if Eden (Zada) had said something, my son did not understand his intent,” he said.