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Mosab Hassan Yousef, Palestinian who spied for Israel

Mosab Hassan Yousef, who spied for Israel, tells Zeinab Badawi how he feels about being regarded as a traitor to his family, his people and his faith.

Mosab Hassan Yousef is the eldest son of a founder of the militant Palestinian movement Hamas. He grew up with privileged access to the inner circle of the Palestinian leadership. He was captured and tortured by the Israelis but then decided to become a spy for the Israeli secret service Shin Bet. Over ten years, he became one of their most valuable intelligence assets. His life under threat, he embraced Christianity and now lives in America. He tells Zeinab Badawi how he feels about being regarded as a traitor to his family, his people and his faith.

30 minutes

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Interviewer Zeinab Badawi

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