'I saved Shimon Peres from plot' says son of Hamas founder
The full story of how Mosab Hassan Yousef became an informant for Shin Bet, the Israeli domestic security service, will reveal the heroic risks he took during a decade as a spy for Israel - and the extraordinary impact he has had on the course of history in the Middle East.
He describes his remarkable double life as a top Israeli agent codenamed the "Green Prince", his conversion to Christianity and how he swapped the West Bank for the West Coast in his book, Son of Hamas.
The disclosure that among his activities he thwarted a 2001 plot to blow up Mr Peres, then foreign minister and now the Israeli head of state, will also heighten the risk he now faces himself from potential assassins.
According to Mr Yousef's account - confirmed by his Shin Bet handler to Haaretz newspaper - he was serving as aide and driver to his father, Sheikh Hassan Yousef, when he visited one of Hamas' top terrorists, a deadly bomb-maker called Abdhullah Barghouti.
comments powered by Disqus
- Japanese textbooks may sanitize history, but comic art books don't
- Novels About Real-Life Women Are Saving Forgotten History
- Rubio becomes the first Republican presidential candidate in 2016 to admit US must confront “painful” history of racial discrimination
- CNN documentary focuses on “Nixon’s Own 9/11"
- New documentary lays bare the heated Vidal-Buckley debates of 1968
- Historians Against the War gathering signatures for new resolution to AHA on alleged violations of academic freedom in Israel
- Academic Seeks Death Certificate for Outlaw Billy the Kid
- Murderer of historian of Czech Jewry goes on trial
- Election results are in for the American Historical Association
- Nial Ferguson warns Obama’s bet on Iran has low odds of success