Mosab Hassan Yousef
former Palestinian spy for Israel now living in the United States and authorwd:Q555301
country of citizenship:
United States of America
language of expression: Palestinian Arabic, English
occupation: autobiographer, spy
Mosab Hassan Yousef (Arabic: مصعب حسن يوسف; born May 5, 1978) is a Palestinian who worked undercover for Israel's internal security service Shin Bet from 1997 to 2007.
Shin Bet considered him its most valuable source within the Hamas leadership: The information Yousef supplied prevented dozens of suicide attacks and assassinations of Israelis, exposed numerous Hamas cells, and assisted Israel in hunting down many militants, including the incarceration of his own father, a Hamas leader, Sheikh Hassan Yousef. In March 2010, he published his autobiography titled Son of Hamas.In 1999, Yousef converted to Christianity, and in 2007, he moved to the United States. His request for political asylum in the United States was granted pending a routine background check on June 30, 2010.
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