The mother of the confessed assassin says she is his mother "only in body" and is appalled by what her son did. Geula Amir, a kindergarten teacher in Herzliya, just north of Tel Aviv, told Israel TV that she and her husband raised their son Yigal to respect life. "Shlomo and I have been teaching (our children) love, tolerance, respect," she said. "Today he (Yigal) is not mine. It will stay with me to the grave - the pain and the fear about what can happen to a human being whom you have raised and ... given the very best basis possible." "This was amazing," says Barnes, "since that just doesn't happen in a Jewish family, let along a Yemenite Orthodox one like Amir's."