Last updated on: 12/3/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Mosab Hassan Yousef Biography

Title:
Son of Hamas cofounder Hassan Yousef
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“My people need more important things than a Palestinian state. A Palestinian state is going to destroy their future. It’s a very small country already. There is no room for another state into that small country.”

Chabad of the Town, “Son of Hamas Trailer: Excerpts from a Keynote Speech Delivered by Mosab Hassan Yousef in Montreal on May 25th 2011,” www.youtube.com, May 25, 2011

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Son of Hamas cofounder Hassan Yousef
  • Speaker, Ambassador Speakers Bureau
  • Speaker, American Program Bureau (APB)
  • Undercover Agent, Shin Bet (Israel’s Internal Security Service), 1997-2007
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Born in Ramallah, Palestine, on May 5, 1978
  • Also known as Joseph Yousef
  • Moved to the US in 2007 where he was granted political asylum
  • A documentary adaptation of his autobiography Son of Hamas was released in 2014 under the title The Green Prince