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Son of Hamas founder an Israeli spy for 10 years 24, February 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in American ME Relations, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
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Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of Hamas’ revered co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef, has revealed himself as a spy for Israel’s domestic intelligence service Shin Bet. For more than 10 years Yousef helped Israeli authorities prevent dozens of suicide attacks and reported key intelligence to Israel “on an almost daily basis from 1996 onwards.”

The Times of London continues and describes his pivotal role in arresting some of Israel’s most wanted such as Marwan Barghouti, his invaluable insight into the organization and his role in literally tracking down a suicide bomber in 2007. Yousef is revealing all these fascinating details in his book Son of Hamas, much to the displeasure of Shin Bet who are worried that it will reveal too many of their procedures and methods.

Further to the cringing embarrassment of Hamas et al, Yousef has since converted to Christianity.


1. Yasser - 24, February 2010

For the promise of a visa and immigration to a western country, they will all sell their souls. You just cant trust them.

davidbroberts - 24, February 2010

Certainly, they’re primed to over-emphasize their importance and aggrandize their stories, but this guy, even taking into account the book publicity stuff, really looks like the real deal. But, I suppose that’s exactly what I’m supposed to think…

2. Exhausted Imam - 25, February 2010

Of course most authors memoir exaggerate their importance and indispensability, but the supporting claims from Israeli intelligence sources–that one insight of his was worth 1,000 hours of Israeli intelligence work, that he saved hundreds of lives and prevented dozens of attacks, among others–answer any questions as to whether he is the “real deal.” Now finish your homework David.

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