Son Of Hamas Founder Takes A Harsher Stance Against Terror Group Than American Progressives


Ilan Hulkower Contributor
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Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a Hamas co-founder, rejected the idea Tuesday that Israel should seek a ceasefire with the terror group and called on Israel to take dramatic action.

Yousef tweeted Israel should not compromise with Hamas and should use its own Hamas prisoners to pressure the organization to release all hostages. (RELATED: Israel Says Hamas Violated Ceasefire)

He said Israel should set a time frame for Hamas to release the hostages, and if it fails to meet those demands, Israel should execute “top Hamas leaders in Israeli prisons. No exception, Sheik Hassan Yousef is included.”

His inclusion of Sheik Yousef in the execution list is noteworthy, given this is Mosab’s own father who co-founded Hamas.

Yousef rejected the notion Israel should seek a permanent ceasefire with Hamas and backed the military campaign to eliminate Hamas rule in Gaza.

“Israel must shift its priority from a hostage rescue mission to an offensive that focuses on eradicating Hamas,” he said. Yousef opined no leader of Hamas should be spared and Qatar needs to kick out Hamas leadership from their own country.

Barring Qatar doing so, he wrote, “Assassinating Hamas leaders on Qatari soil will be an adequate response to their dirty game.”

In taking these positions, Yousef takes a much tougher line on Hamas than many American progressives do.

Tens of thousands of protesters in Washington D.C. marched Nov. 4 and warned President Joe Biden with the slogan of “No ceasefire, no votes.” White House national security spokesman John Kirby has maintained the U.S. believes a ceasefire would only benefit Hamas.

Demands for an immediate permanent ceasefire are growing in the Democratic party, with Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois joining in the chorus of such voices.

Michigan Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a member of the Squad, used pro-Palestinian rhetoric like “from the river to the sea” and has been critical of Israel. Such rhetoric has resulted in the House censuring her.