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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Son Of Hamas Founder: ' Brave People Do Not Hide Behind Children And Fire Missiles'

By Susan Duclos

Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of one of the founders of Hamas and former undercover Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) agent, has some harsh words about Hamas and to his father.

Notable quotes from a Channel 2 News interview:

"I believe the Shin Bet did its best,” he added. “Let's not forget that our enemy is a barbaric one which uses women and children as human shields, and in these situations we are very limited, because we care about the lives of innocent citizens.”


Speaking about the possibility that Israel would have to work towards toppling the Hamas regime in Gaza, the former Shin Bet agent said, "This is necessary, but we have to work very hard for it. This is necessary not only for Israel - but for the benefit of humanity. Hamas was born to destroy. It cannot build.”


 He praised the State of Israel, saying that "Israel helps the Palestinian people more than anyone else: every day it provides electricity and even the salaries paid to employees come from banks in Israel. There is also humanitarian aid that enters Gaza.”

Yousef then had a message for his father and other Hamas leaders:

"I want to say to the members of the organization, including my father, who are listening to this interview - brave people do not hide behind children and fire missiles. If they had even a bit of courage - they would be able to leave Gaza instead of hiding like rats."

[Update] In that same interview Yousef also said he believed it was a mistake for Israel to agree to a ceasefire. Reports now say satellites show Iran  "loading of rockets and other materiel believed to be destined for the Gaza Strip."

According to the report, Iran began preparing the weapons shipment around the same time Israel and Hamas negotiated cease-fire understandings late last week.

 The shipment is said to include Iranian-made Fajr-5 medium-range rockets, the same model that was fired into the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem areas during Operation Pillar of Defense, the Times reported.