Daily Israel Report

'Son of Hamas' Visits Israeli Parliament

Mosab Hassan Yousef, also known as the 'Son of Hamas,' spoke with Knesset members Monday as the guest of Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 6/18/2012, 10:12 PM

Mosab Hassan Yousef spoke with Knesset members Monday as the guest of Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara, commenting that in Arab nations, and “especially in the Palestinian Authority residents need freedom and human rights more than they need a state.”

Yousef, the son of one of the founders of the Hamas terrorist organization and author of the book, “Son of Hamas,” has spent a number of years abroad following a decade in which he risked his life working undercover as an agent for the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet). His code name during that time was 'The Green Prince.'

“Hamas murders not only Israelis, but also Palestinians whose political stance is different from that which its group promotes,” he told MKs, “that is, its radical religious outlook in which Islam is the solution to the world's problems.”

Kara, who also met with the Knesset members, added, “Those who claim that what you see from there is not what you see from here in Israel, are mistaken, and Yousef is an authentic witness to it, with his own original words. It seems that it will take generations until the other side in the Arab world and the Palestinian street will internalize the need for human rights, freedom of speech and mutual acceptance and respect.”

Mosab Hassan Yousef left his father and Hamas and the slaughter of innocent Palestinians. He converted to Christianity and has lived for the past few years in the United States. It is his intention to fight to change the political world views of religious Islamists in any way possible.