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Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue

Mosab Hassan Yousef
Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue
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Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue

Mosab Hassan Yousef

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As seen on the ABC's Lateline programme 23rd March 2010.

A Gripping Account Of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices.


Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas since he was young. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status, and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader. In Son of Hamas, Mosab Yousef - now called "Joseph" - reveals new information about the world's most dangerous terrorist organisation and unveils the truth about his own role, his agonizing separation from family and homeland, the dangerous decision to make his newfound faith public, and his belief that the Christian mandate to "love your enemies" is the only way to peace in the Middle East

For a more in-depth article including the amazing revelation that Mosab acted as a spy for the Israeli Security Agency, Shin Bet, click here.

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As seen on the ABC's Lateline programme 23rd March 2010.

A Gripping Account Of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices.


Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas since he was young. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status, and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader. In Son of Hamas, Mosab Yousef - now called "Joseph" - reveals new information about the world's most dangerous terrorist organisation and unveils the truth about his own role, his agonizing separation from family and homeland, the dangerous decision to make his newfound faith public, and his belief that the Christian mandate to "love your enemies" is the only way to peace in the Middle East

For a more in-depth article including the amazing revelation that Mosab acted as a spy for the Israeli Security Agency, Shin Bet, click here.
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Son of Hamas is now available in softcover with an all-new chapter about events since the book?s release such as the revelation of Mosab?s Israeli intelligence handler?s true identity, and Homeland Security?s effort to deport the author.
Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status . . . and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader. In Son of Hamas, Mosab reveals new information about the world?s most dangerous terrorist organization and unveils the truth about his own role, his agonizing separation from family and homeland, the dangerous decision to make his newfound faith public, and his belief that the Christian mandate to ?love your enemies? is the only way to peace in the Middle East.

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Meet the Author

Mosab Hassan Yousef

Mosab Hassan Yousef was born in Ramallah, in the Palestinian West Bank in 1978. His father, Sheikh Hassan Yousef, is a founding leader of Hamas, internationally recognized as a terrorist organization and responsible for countless suicide bombings and other deadly attacks against Israel. Yousef was an integral part of the movement, for which he was imprisoned several times by the Shin Bet, the Israeli intelligence service. He withstood torture in prison only to discover Hamas was torturing its own people in a relentless search for collaborators. He began to question who his enemies really were - Israel? Hamas? America? While in an Israeli prison, Yousef was approached about becoming a spy for the Shin Bet. Initially, Yousef accepted it with the idea that he would betray them and in hopes he could use the role to protect his father and family. Later, as Yousef saw the hypocrisy within Hamas and became a Christian, he used the position to save lives on both sides of the conflict. Yousef worked as a double agent within Hamas for nearly 10 years. He became a vital intelligence asset for the Israeli government while he served side-by-side with his father within the upper ranks of Hamas. After a chance encounter with a British tourist, Yousef started a six-year quest that jeopardized Hamas, endangered his family and threatened his life. He has since embraced the Christian faith and sought political asylum in America. His story was revealed in the 2008 Fox News documentary Escape from Hamas.

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Interesting Perspective
4 stars By Rebecca, Feb 19 2018
Out of this book comes a perspective not often heard in the Palestine-Israel discussion. The story is not a happy one, however it is informative.  I really want to believe the author, and I do like his conclusion, which is basically that the conflict will go on forever unless everyone turns to Christ, however it seems some pieces are missing.  This is understandable given the nature of the author's work as a spy and the book is still fascinating.  Be warned it is heavy going, but well worth the read.  
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INSIGHTFUL.
3 stars By Fiona E Brown, Sep 22 2017
This book was very insightful. Worth listening to a Christian Palestinian account without a doubt. 
My moto is "read widely, treat lightly". As such I came away with a much better understanding of the complexities of the IsraeliPalestinian conflict than any other personal study to date; while intrigued to learn more in the future from other perspectives to limit being led by any authors natural bias.
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Gripping and Intriguing
5 stars By Sam, Jul 08 2013
In current times where the affairs of the Middle Eastern world are becoming more and more serious, understanding among the rest of the world is extremely limited and often contrary to the truth. As one of these people who didn't understand much about what exactly is going on in the Israel-Palestine conflict, this book shed much light on the truth of the situation for me. Given by the son of a top terrorist group's leader, this story is extremely compelling and you will struggle to put it down.
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Riveting
5 stars By InOz, Jun 11 2013
This is a revealing and fascinating story, riveting froms start to finish. It gives a lot of very useful insights into the JewishPalistinian conflict and helps the reader understand some of the harsh conditions people are living under in this situation. I would say a lot of my prejudices were challenged in reading this story and more than a few times I found myself in tears. I positively recommend this book to the reader looking to try and understand the conflict in the Middle East from a Palistinian perspective.
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  • Catalogue Code 316981
  • Product Code 9781414333083
  • ISBN 1414333080
  • EAN 9781414333083
  • Pages 304
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Tyndale House
  • Publication Date Mar 2011
  • Sales Rank #4403
  • Dimensions 226 x 147 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.340kg

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