Son of a Hamas founder has spoken out against the terrorist organisation, throwing his support behind Israel which he says is “fighting on behalf of the free world.”
Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas co-founder and leader Hassan Yousef, rejected Hamas and converted to Christianity after being raised to become a Hamas militant.
He has also authored the book ‘Son of Hamas’ about his experience.
“Their goal is to conquer the globe and build an Islamic state on every inch of the globe,” he told The Right Scoop. “(Hamas) is willing to sacrifice as many Palestinian lives as it takes.
“Israel in the Middle East is fighting on behalf of the free world,” he said.
Mr Yousef had earlier told CNN that Hamas was a dangerous organisation because it doesn’t care about the lives of their own or the lives of others.
“Hamas is not seeking coexistence and compromise. Hamas is seeking conquest and taking over. And by the way, the destruction of the State of Israel is not Hamas’s final destination,” he said. “Hamas final destination is building the Islamic caliphate, which means an Islamic state under rubble of every other civilisation.”
Mr Yousef said he had been brainwashed as a child to sacrifice everything for the cause.
“In the mosques, Hamas taught us that without shedding innocent blood for the sake of the ideology, we wouldn’t be able to build an Islamic state. They were preparing us from the age as young as five years old. This is the ideology that Hamas was feeding us. And honestly it’s impossible almost for anybody to break through and see the truth and real face of Hamas and be able to leave at some point,” he said.
“As you see in my case, I had to lose everything just to say no to Hamas. And today when I look at the children of Gaza and I know what they’re fed, I know that they have no choice.”
As much as Yousef sounds convincing enough, some have doubted the authenticity of his claims and believe he is simply working undercover for Hamas so he could gain entry into the US.
At least 1,242 people have died in Gaza since the conflict between Israel and Hamas began, according to Palestinian ministry of health in Gaza. 53 Israeli soldiers and three civilians have also died in the conflict, Israeli Defense forces said.