Thanks to the producers of the Israeli TV news show, Tzinor Layla, for offering me another interview opportunity. This time I spoke (the segment is in Hebrew, my interview in English) about Gabriel Gatehouse’s excellent BBC documentary on Dirar Abusisi. I advanced my theory, buttressed by much of Gatehouse’s original interviews with Hamas leadership and Abusisi’s statements in the interrogation transcript, that Abusisi abandoned Gaza to get out of Hamas’ clutches. And that the Islamist group, to get revenge on him, made up a story out of whole cloth about his rocket engineering exploits and knowledge of Gilad Shalit’s whereabouts. Mossad in turn swallowed the bait whole and the rest is history.
This all means that the Mossad operation and subsequent prosecution is a sham based on a lie. And in order to save face, Mossad can’t end the lie, but rather has to perpetrate a new lie by prosecuting Abusisi. A horrible miscarriage of justice.
What is new and interesting about this interview is that the reporter Bar Shem-Ur spoke with Veronika Romanova, Abusisi’s wife and asked her point blank:
Are you afraid of Hamas?
To which she replied:
It’s difficult to answer this question “yes” or “no.”
Does this sound like the wife of Hamas’ “main man,” its foremost rocket engineer, ‘provost’ of its military academy? Or someone in fear for her security and her family’s in the face of Hamas?