RAMALLAH, Feb. 27 (JMCC) - The family of Hamas figure Hasan Yusef says it was surprised by revelations that his son, Mosab Yusef, 32, was spying for Israeli intelligence.
The revelations were made in a soon-to-be released memoir by Yusef, who has converted to Christianity and now lives in the United States.
He said he wanted to publish a book, but we didn't know what it would be about,'' [brother] Uwais said.Read
Mosab Yousef was jailed by Israel at one time. It was during his imprisonment, he said, that he became motivated to help Shin Bet. He said he saw Hamas members torture other Palestinian prisoners who they suspected of collaborating with Israel. It was there that I lost my faith in Hamas,'' Yousef said in the interview with Haaretz. They killed people for no reason.''
In his memoir, Yousef details how he went on to help Shin Bet prevent dozens of suicide-bombing attempts against Israelis and uncover terrorist cells plotting to kill senior Israeli political figures.
From his prison cell, Yousef's father said he did not accept the news about his son's activities.
In a statement published on a Hamas Web site, Hassan Yousef said, What was published about his activities against the Hamas movement and its fighters is a blatant lie and it was not possible.''
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