Interview with Ahmad Yousef, Hamas’ controversial political advisor

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Palestinian political adviser to then- Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh Ahmed Yousef delivers a speech in Gaza city on May 5, 2011. APA / Mohammed Asad

Published Monday, November 10, 2014


Now is not Hamas’ golden age, but the organization is not in the worst possible situation either. The “game of axes,” Egypt’s labeling of Gaza as a “national threat,” and mounting differences with Fatah raise questions that demand answers.

This is what Ahmad Yousef, advisor to the former prime minister in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh, will try to do.

Yousef is a Hamas leader and one of its most prominent thinkers in Gaza. He completed his postgraduate studies in the US and soon after became member of Hamas’ Shura Council, but his views were considered quite controversial at times. He is viewed as one of Hamas’ most open-minded leaders on the political scene.

The following is an edited interview…

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