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  Av 24, 5768 , 25/08/08

Son of Hamas Co-Founder Converts to Christianity

Mosab Hasan Yousef, the 30-year-old son of a co-founder of Hamas, has converted to Christianity and fled his home city of Ramallah for the safer environs of California. He charged that Hamas exposed his family to persecution, the London Daily Telegraph reported.

Yousef said that speaking out about Muslims and "evil" will help bring about peace and create conditions to allow his return to Ramallah. "Hamas, they are using civilians' lives, they are using children, they are using the suffering of people every day to achieve their goals. And this is what I hate," he told the Telegraph.

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