I met Musab Hassan Yousef in 2012 when he was in Jerusalem to promote a new movie he wanted to make with American-Israeli film director Sam Feuer.
The movie, he explained, would be about his undercover work for Israeli intelligence from 1997 until 2007, when his situation became untenable.
He was smaller than I previously thought, and looked fragile next to his bodyguard. But his big dark eyes, his charisma and his determination to tell the truth about Israel and Palestinian society under the Palestinian Authority and Hamas rule impressed me .
Five years had passed since the “Green Prince,” the son of Hamas, had moved to the U.S., where he received political asylum after he stopped his work as mole in Hamas for the Israeli security service Shin Beth, and seven years after he converted to Christianity and was baptized in the Mediterranean Sea near Tel Aviv.
After his escape to the U.S., he publicly revealed his conversion to Christianity and renounced the Palestinian leadership, particularly Hamas.
Yousef, the son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, the spiritual leader of Hamas, published his autobiographical book, Son of Hamas, in 2010 and went on to give interviews and lectures about his life in Ramallah and other Palestinian cities. He also discussed his conversion to Christianity.
Youssef no doubt prevented countless murderous terror attacks and exposed numerous Hamas terror cells who where in the midst of preparations for suicide attacks and assassinations of Israelis.
He was regarded as the Shin Beth’s most valuable source of intelligence, and didn’t even hesitate to give information on the movements and deliberations of his own father.
Yousef was even incarcerated in Israel in order not to arouse suspicion regarding his work as a spy for the Israelis.
Last week, Yousef again did something extraordinary when he unexpectedly addressed the U.N. Human Rights Council, which gathered in Geneva for yet another Israel-bashing session.
The meeting took place after Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., had warned that the Trump administration could sanction the U.N. over its continuing obsession with Israel and the bashing of the Jewish state by the UNHRC.
The Sept. 25 meeting about the supposed human rights situation in Palestine featured representatives of human rights offenders such as Venezuela, Syria, Iran and North Korea, who accused Israel of massive human rights violations, abuse, stealing of land, mass colonization and war crimes.
But then came Yousef, who was invited by Hillel Neuer of U.N. Watch, a monitor organization which exposes U.N. bias against Israel. His words shocked the delegates.
“My name is Musab Hassan Yousef and I grew up in Ramallah as a member of Hamas,” he said.
He then first addressed the issue of the legitimacy of the PA which claims to be the “sole legitimate representative” of the Palestinian Arabs.
“I ask: Where does your legitimacy come from? The Palestinian people did not elect you, and they did not appoint you to represent them. You are self-appointed. Your accountability is not to your own people. This is evidenced by your total violation of their human rights,” Yousef said.
“You kidnap Palestinian students from campus and torture them in your jails. You torture your political rivals. The suffering of the Palestinian people is the outcome of your selfish political interests,” Yousef said, while some of the delegates turned their heads in disbelief.
“You are the greatest enemy of the Palestinian people,” Yousef told the representative of the Palestinian Liberation Organization while she rolled her eyes.
“If Israel did not exist, you would have no one to blame. Take responsibility for the outcome of your own actions,” Yousef thundered, while claiming the Palestinian leaders were fanning the flames of the conflict by maintaining their abusive power.
He then said the Palestinian representative was using the UNHRC to mislead the international community and Palestinian society to believe that Israel is the cause for the problems the Palestinian leadership has created.
Musab has said he wants to bring peace to the Middle East and hopes to return to his homeland one day. He has called Islam “the biggest lie in history” and Allah the “biggest terrorist” while saying “only Jesus could save mankind” and that “Jesus is the only way to God.” (For more from the author of “Ex-Hamas Member Stands up for the Truth About the Palestinian Leadership, Leaves UNHRC Flabbergasted” please click HERE)