July 4, 2019
- Second Son of Hamas Co-founder Leaves Terror Group
Israel’s Channel 12 broadcast an interview Wednesday with Suheib Yousef, son of Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef, and brother of Mosab Yousef, who spent a decade working for Israel to help thwart terror attacks and published an autobiography titled Son of Hamas in 2010 after seeking asylum in the U.S.
Suheib, 38, described how he worked for Hamas in Turkey. “Hamas operates security and military operations on Turkish soil under the cover of civil society. They have security centers from which they operate advanced listening equipment, to listen to people and (Palestinian) leaders in Ramallah.” He said Hamas also targeted other Arab countries. “They sell the information to Iran,” he said.
He said the Hamas setup in Turkey was also used to conscript people, including children, in the West Bank to carry out terror attacks against Israelis. “The point of the attacks in the West Bank is to kill civilians, not for the aim of resistance.”
Suheib continued, “Hamas leaders [in Turkey] live in fancy hotels and luxury towers, their kids learn at private schools and they are very well paid….They have guards, swimming pools, country clubs…they ate in the best restaurants….They pay $200 for one course for one person and a family in Gaza lives on $100 per month?” (Times of Israel)