Green Prince is a nickname for Mosab Hassan Yousef. A Palestinian who worked as an informant for the Israeli intelligence agency Shin Bet. Moasab Hassan is the son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, the founding member of Hamas, a Palestinian political and military organization.
Green Prince became a valuable asset for the Israeli intelligence agency by providing information on Hamas activities and preventing numerous terrorist attacks, His story is detailed in the book ” SON of HAMAS,” which he authored. The documentary film ” The Green Prince,” tells the story of his collaboration with Israeli intelligence. His action and decision to work with the Israeli government were controversial and led to significant personal and political consequences.
The Green Prince has delivered several powerful speeches in the past. Particularly about his experiences and his perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. One notable speech was his testimony at the United Nations in 2017. In this speech, he talked about his personal journey, the need for peace and reconciliation, and the importance of understanding the human side of the conflict.
Below is an excerpt of his UN Speech;
” I am not here to tell you that I have the answer, that I hold the key to peace in the Middle East. I am here to tell you that it’s time to start thinking differently. It’s time to look at the bigger picture, at the human side of the conflict. We need to acknowledge each other’s pain, fear, and hopes. We need to see the humanity in one another. This conflict is not just about politics or borders. It’s about people, families, and children on both sides who deserve a better future.
I have seen firsthand the suffering and the consequences of this conflict. I have seen the pain in the eyes of Israeli mothers who have lost their sons and daughters in suicide bombings. I have also seen the pain in the eyes of Palestinian mothers who have lost their children to the conflict. We are all victims of this ongoing tragedy, and it’s time for it to end.
We must move beyond hatred and revenge. We must seek reconciliation and understanding. We must work together to build a brighter and more peaceful future for the generation to come. It won’t be easy, but it’s possible if we have the courage to take the first steps towards peace.”
The speech reflects Mosab Hassan Yousef’s call for empathy, understanding, and reconciliation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.