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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Another Blow to Hamas Security

After yesterday's allegations, this doesn't add to Hamas' internal security confidence: Ha'aretz is reporting that the son of a founding Hamas figure whose (the son's) conversion to Christianity was already a major scandal, worked for Shin Bet for years.

If true, and disinformation is always a concern in these issues (especially given the timing), it's just another blow to Hamas' sense of operational security, though this guy converted to Christianity and has been living in California.

The fact that his handler "Captain Loai" is quoted in the article, makes it clear that he's coming in from the cold primarily at the instigation of his former employers. So that should be kept in mind in judging his story.

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