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Hamas founder’s son compares terror group to Nazis, says deaths in war in Gaza ‘not Israel’s fault’


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The son of one of the co-founders of Hamas has backed Israel in the war while comparing his dad’s terror group to Hitler’s Nazis — insisting that “it’s not Israel’s fault” that civilians are dying in the Gaza Strip.

“Hamas started this war. We’re talking about [an] organization that does not regard human life,” an impassioned Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of Hamas leader Hassan Yousef, told NewsNation’s Chris Cuomo.

“In the previous three wars, every time they came back stronger,” the younger Yousef, 45, warned of the terror group’s ongoing threat in the region.

That, he said, was why it is wrong for international leaders to call on Israel to suspend its military response to Hamas slaughtering at least 1,400 people — including women and kids — in its surprise onslaught on Oct. 7.

“No, before we blame Israel, let me tell you something — if [these] civilians choose to be with Hamas, then if they die with Hamas, it’s not Israel’s fault,” he said of the ongoing casualties of war.

Rather than call for a ceasefire, “it’s better to be silent at this moment,” the Hamas’ leader’s son said.

The younger Yousef, who defected to Israel in 1997 and served as an informant for the Israeli security service Shin Bet until 2007, openly compared his father’s organization to Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party.

Hamas has anti-Jewish and anti-Israeli sentiment written into its founding documents, and is now responsible for the deadliest single day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust, he noted.

“Because antisemitism and anti-Israel….[is] what was in common between this type of people and the Nazis, because the Nazis about 100 years ago, it was a point of view. And soon, later, they were gassing people in chambers,” Yousef noted.

Yousef accused civilians in Gaza of harboring terrorists.

“We saw what they did on October 7, and they are hiding behind children and women [in Gaza],” he said.

Yousef accused civilians in Gaza of harboring terrorists.

“Israel says ‘evacuate, evacuate civilians.’ Leaflets, phone calls, through media gave them an opportunity… to evacuate. But they didn’t. They still give shelter to Hamas. You know why? Because they are partnering with Hamas.

“And in this case, Israel is not responsible for any harm that happens to the civilians in northern Gaza, staying now as we speak…Israel made it very clear.”

Yousef urged the international community to turn their attention to other major players in the growing conflict.

“Look, instead of blaming Israel, they should be protesting against the United Nations and against the Egyptian government and other governments who are closing the border,” he insisted.

“This is the correct thing to do instead of exchanging blame now, and I don’t know what really motivates them, because many of [those who want a ceasefire] I’m not sure about their real motives.

“Is it the Gazan children? Or [do] they have a problem with Israel? Do they have a problem with the Jewish people? Is it about jealousy? Why are they inflicting emotional pain on the Jewish people as they mourn a modern-day holocaust?”

While Yousef – who was born in Ramallah, in the West Bank – clarified that his “heart breaks for the death of the Gaza people,” he was immovable in his stance that Israel is justified in trying to to wipe out his father’s organization.

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