The Palestinian son of a Hamas co-founder — who later converted to Christianity — warned the world that if Israel does not succeed in eliminating Hamas “all of us will be next.”
Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef, spoke this week flanked by Israeli flags.
Referring to the Hamas massacre and atrocities committed against Israel on October 7, he stated, “This crime cannot be forgiven. None of us should forgive this crime.”
Speaking of the Israeli attack on Hamas in Gaza, he explained how those people killed in Gaza by Israel were part of Hamas’ plan to demonize Israel, saying, “So Israel now got stained by blood. This is what Hamas wanted to happen from day one. They wanted to sacrifice thousands of children so Israel can take the blame. Digging tunnels and bunkers under hospitals, schools … Hamas misfired. How many people killed at the hospital and they went so fast to blame Israel and the rest of the world listened to them and listened to their propaganda?”
“Nobody’s concerned to check what is true and what is false; whatever that serves our political and short-term interests we go for it,” he continued, referring to the willingness of those supporting Hamas to believe lies perpetuated against Israel. “Suicidal. Not knowing that we are going against evolution; we are going against the collective consciousness of humanity.”
“If Hamas is not defeated, if Hamas is not eradicated in Gaza, we will set the model, we will give the freedom to so many radical groups around the world,” he warned. “And this is just a warning. If you really care for the global security — and I speak of a person who was part of the counter-terrorism effort against radical Islamists — if Hamas is not defeated in Gaza, it will inspire many groups around the globe. They will see that a few thousands of savages can blackmail the international community, the super powers and bring democracies to their knees. Many of them are watching now and many of them are very happy about how the world is responding. And many of them are satisfied to see the state of confusion and fear and anxiety.”
“This is the time to get united,” he asserted. “Because if Israel fails in Gaza, all of us will be next.”
It is not what I say. It is not what I do. IT IS WHO I AM. pic.twitter.com/O93sDTATJi
— Mosab Hassan Yousef (@MosabHasanYOSEF) November 22, 2023
In October, Yousef spoke with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade.
“I was born at the heart of Hamas leadership and I know them very well,” he recalled. “They don’t care for the Palestinian people. They don’t regard human life. I saw their brutality first-hand back in 1996 when I spent about a year and a half in Megiddo prison. They killed so many Palestinian people at that time. This is when I decided I cannot be together with this movement.”
“In fact, I asked myself a question: What if they become a ruling party at some point? What will they do?” he continued. “If they succeed in destroying Israel and building their state, what will they do? They will kill our people. And this was the first question that actually I had to be honest with myself, even though Hamas gave me advantages. I was like a prince in that world, but I did not like them. I turned against even my own blood because this is how much I did not like Hamas.”
“Today, 25 years later, they are the rulers of Gaza and we see what they are capable of doing,” he declared. “This is an ugly war, and Israel did not start it: Hamas did.”
“Hamas is serving foreign agendas; we’re talking about Iran and we’re talking about Russia,” he asserted. “Hamas serves both parties; Iran pays them close to a billion dollars annually. Iran is the real master in this picture. Hamas does not serve the Palestinian people; Hamas serves Iran. Those are the masters of Hamas. So their lie about nationalism, that they are a nationalist movement that cares of the Palestinian people? Look at them! They are using Palestinian people as human shields!”
He said bluntly, “We need to free Gaza from Hamas. This is what Israel is doing. It’s doing the Palestinian people the greatest favor by bringing Hamas down.”