'Hamas's sick cause has opened the gates of hell on the Palestinian people' former member and spy for Israel tells Piers Morgan

Friday 27 October 2023

Hamas has "opened the gates of hell on the Palestinian people," according to the son of one of the group's founders.

Mosab Hassan Yousef said Palestinians would celebrate Hamas's defeat and thank Israel for it.

His father Sheikh Hassan Yousef was spent years in Israeli prisons and was one of 60 Hamas leaders reportedly arrested last week in a raid on the West Bank.

Mosab defected and spied on the group for Israel between 1997 and 2007, providing intelligence that prevented several terrorist attacks.

Speaking to TalkTV's Piers Morgan, he said: "Since its establishment, Hamas has one goal in mind, which is annihilating the state of Israel. The best compromise it could do was having a truce for 15 years.

"It’s absurd. It’s no secret that Hamas wants to destroy the state of Israel. They cannot accept Israel or Israel's right to exist."

Condemning Hamas's attack on Israel on October 7th, he warned the group was prepared to sacrifice the existence of Palestinians in Gaza to further its aims.

"Hamas opened up the gates of hell on the Palestinian people," he said. "This is how irresponsible they are.

"They are willing to actually sacrifice many Palestinian children, the entire Palestinian people and use them to achieve their ideological and religious agenda.

"They do not care for the human life. The Hamas cause is a sick one that comes from the pit of hell."

Since the surprise assault three weeks ago, Israel has been repeatedly bombed the Gaza strip, and Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu has warned they are preparing a ground invasion.

Palestinian militants clashed with Israeli troops in at least two areas inside the Gaza Strip, the latest of several small-scale incursions, Hamas-affiliated media reported, though the Israeli military did not immediately confirm the sortie.

Residents of central Gaza said they had heard what sounded like an exchange of fire as well as heavy shelling and air strikes along the border, with Israeli planes dropping flares and bombs.

The 2.3 million civilians in Gaza currently grow more desperate under an Israeli siege that has cut power and water as well as supplies of food, fuel and medicine.

Israel said its fighter jets had struck three senior Hamas operatives who played significant roles in the Oct. 7 attack, all commanders in the Daraj Tuffah Battalion, but there was no official announcement by Hamas.