The Israeli handler of a Palestinian informant revealed his identity Wednesday night to plead for US authorities not to deport the former spy on Hamas.
Gonen Ben-Itzhak, a Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) agent who for 10 years worked with Mosab Hassan Yousef, appeared before cameras for the first time at a dinner honoring Yousef and other recipients of the Endowment for Middle East Truth’s Rays of Light in the Darkness award.
Ben-Itzhak, who was previously referred to by the media only as “G” and had his face obscured on camera, said he traveled to America to testify on Yousef’s behalf at an immigration hearing scheduled for the end of the month in San Diego.
Yousef, son of Hamas leader Sheik Hassan Yousef, is credited by Israel with helping thwart countless terror attacks. He is now being threatened with deportation after the US turned down his request for asylum, since statements in his autobiography about working for Hamas are being interpreted as providing material support to the US-designated terrorist organization, despite his explanation that they were intended to undermine the group.
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado), who was also honored at Wednesday’s dinner, said he was circulating a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano urging that the US not deport Yousef.
I was crying in the morning, when I read this story. The King of Kings decided to move nothing less than the National Israeli security agency, to defend Son of Hamas.
What is at stake here?
Mosab Hassan Yousef is not only a son of one of the founders of Hamas. He is not only a former Shin Bet agent, that has taken refuge in USA. He is a follower of Jesus.
He stopped being a Hamas operative, when He found Jesus of Nazareth. And this Jewish savior of us all, told him to love the Jewish people, and support the state of Israel.
I have not read the history of Shin Bet. But I do not think they have ever blown their cover, to save a new born follower of Jesus, that turned from Islamic hate of the Jewish state towards love for the Jewish people.
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