This post is thanks to an Instagram picture by Israeli actress, producer and model, Noa Tishby. She is not afraid to speak out for Israel and for what is right and we love her here at Israellycool. You may remember her recently being connected with helping Mick Jagger with his Hebrew.
This piece from Don Lemon’s show on CNN includes a great, short interview (starting at 3 minutes) with Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of Hamas founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef.
Noa posted the following text (including a transcript) with her Instagram picture. I’ve fixed the formatting only.
Some of you may think that because I’m Israeli I may be bias. That Hamas can’t be THAT bad. Well, don’t listen to me. Listen to Mosab Hassan Yousef, a Palestinian and the son of Hamas founder and leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef.
Mr. Yousef was raised in Gaza and was groomed to be the leader of Hamas after his father. For years he worked covertly to undermine Hamas’s mission. Later he escaped, converted, and is now living in the US, speaking up against Hamas around the world with his book “Son on Hamas” and his documentary “The Green Prince”. His CNN interview from today is brought to you here, verbatim.
Yousef: “Hamas does not care about the life of Palestinians, does not care about the life of Israelis or Americans. They don’t care about their own life. They consider dying for their ideology a way of worship”.
Don Lemon: (re Israel) “Can you coexist with someone who’s mission is your destruction?”
Yousef: “Hamas is not seeking coexistence and compromise. Hamas is seeking conquest and taking over. And by the way, Israel, the destruction of the state of Israel is not Hamas final destination. Hamas final destination is building the Islamic Khilafah, which means building an Islamic state on the rubbles of every other civilization. This is the ultimate cause of the movement”.
Don Lemon: “In your book you told us that Hamas targets civilians as a tool of war, tell us about the Hamas you know from growing up”.
Yousef: “In the mosques Hamas told us that without shedding innocent blood for the sake of the ideology we won’t be able to build an Islamic state. They were preparing us from the age of as young as 5 years old. This was the ideology that Hamas was feeding us. And honestly, it’s impossible almost for anyone to break through and see the truth and the real face of Hamas and be able to leave at some point. I had to loose everything just to say no to Hamas”.
Thank you Mr. Mosab Hassan Yousef, for the bravery to stand for what is right. Thank you CNN and @donlemoncnn for having him on.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again. This is NOT about territory. Israel, the ONLY democracy in the Middle East — WANTS PEACE. What does Hamas want? #stophamas
h/t Dave who would have posted this but he gave it to me.