Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of one Hamas founder Hassan Yousef who in the past served as an undercover agent for the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), attended the Building Bridges Not Boycotts international summit at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York Tuesday, an event against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Yousef, whose code name was “The Green Prince”, risked his life working undercover for the Shin Bet, and during that time he supplied information that prevented dozens of suicide attacks and assassinations of Israelis and exposed numerous Hamas terrorist cells.
He ultimately converted to Christianity and fled to the United States where he was granted political asylum.
At the conference, Yousef was seen with several armed bodyguards - apparently out of concern that an Islamist organization would try to assassinate him.
Avi Naim, head of the Beit Aryeh Regional Council, was surprised to see Yousef there and the two conversed in Arabic.
"I was surprised to discover how much he supports Israel," Naim told Arutz Sheva. "I told him we could have been good neighbors in another reality."