The son of a prominent Hamas leader warns that no concession by Israel will stop the Islamic organization from its stated aim to destroy Israel.
Calling Hamas a "terrorist organization with a humanitarian face," Mosab Hassan Yousef – a convert to Christian faith and a former undercover agent for Israel – confirmed to the Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity, that the Hamas charter calls for the obliteration of the Jews.
Even if Israel were to give the Palestinians all of the land inside the 1967 borders, Hamas wouldn't abandon its aims, Yousef said in the interview Wednesday.
"They don't have political boundaries to their ideology," he said. "They want to destroy Israel; they want to destroy anyone who does not believe in their ideology."
Yousef, who was granted asylum in the U.S. after the Department of Homeland Security tried to deport him, told WND in a 2010 interview Americans must understand that the ultimate goal of the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement that gave birth to Hamas, is not terrorism but to establish a global Islamic state.
"If they can establish this in a peaceful manner, that's fine," he told WND. "But they are required by the Quran to establish this global Islamic state on the rubble of every civilization, every constitution, every government."
As WND reported in interview stories, Yousef worked alongside his father, Sheik Hassan Yousef, in the West Bank city of al-Ghaniya near Ramallah while secretly embracing Christian faith and serving as a Shin Bet spy. Since publicly declaring his faith in August 2008, he has been condemned by an al-Qaida-affiliated group and disowned by his family.
Yousef told Hannity that Hamas doesn't care about the lives of Palestinians, as well as Israelis.
He said he "grew up witnessing all of the bloodshed and dirty the politics behind it" and believes he has a responsibility to speak out.
"The children of Gaza remind me of myself 20 years ago," he said in the Fox News interview. "How we were crying in the streets, not knowing what's going on, and the politicians were sending us to death, and they were encouraging more people to die."
Yousef said that if the people and the children of Gaza stopped dying, "many people would be out of business."
"This is the time to ... do everything within my ability to unmask their faces," he said.
He called on President Obama, as the leader of the "supreme power in this world," to help Israel in its effort to defeat Hamas.
Yousef said his family and many Palestinian families are "suffering from Hamas, and Israel is doing them the biggest favor, of fighting against the Hamas organization."