“Mosab Hassan Yousef, a former Israeli agent and the son of a West Bank Hamas leader, landed at Ben-Gurion Airport in Israel on Wednesday evening and has been held up at passport control for the past hour,” reports Haaretz. “Yousef, known as the ‘Green Prince,’ is considered to have been one of Israel’s best undercover agents close to Hamas leadership during the Second Intifada. His story was first exposed by Haaretz. Recently, Yousef was in contact with Israeli parliamentarians who invited him to visit the Knesset. Yousef arrived in Israel with a written invitation from Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara (Likud). A few months ago, Yousef met with Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon (Yisrael Beiteinu) in Germany. MK Einat Wilf was also involved in the talks to bring him to Israel. It is unclear if authorities will allow him to enter Israel.”
Please pray for my friend, Mosab, for safety, for wisdom, and for the Lord to be with him. I spoke with him by phone last week and he was excited about taking his first trip back to Israel. As you’ll recall, Mosab quit Hamas (of which his father is one of the top leaders), renounced Islam, became a follower of Jesus Christ, and became a double agent working for Israel against Hamas.