The Green Prince
This real life thriller tells the story of one of Israel's most prized intelligence sources: the son of top Hamas leader Sheikh Hassan Youssef, Mosab Hassan Youssef. For over a decade Mosab—code name: "The Green Prince"—was the number one source for the Shin Bet, Israel's secret security service. Recruited at 17, he spied for his former enemy in the heart of his father's organization. His Shin Bet handler, Gonen Ben Yitzhak, risked everything—including treason—to save him. The special bond between Mosab and Gonen made for one of the most unlikely but effective partnerships in the history of Israeli intelligence. The Green Prince is a gripping account of terror, betrayal, impossible choices—and a friendship that defies all boundaries. Audience Award World Cinema Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2014
Courtesy of Music Box Films. The Green Prince will open theatrically August 8, 2014.
During the second Palestinian Intifada, or uprising, Human Rights Watch documented and condemned unlawful attacks by Palestinian armed groups that killed hundreds of Israeli civilians. Human Rights Watch also reported on how Israeli forces imposed blanket restrictions on Palestinians' freedom of movement and committed unlawful attacks killing civilians. Israeli rights groups have documented hundreds of complaints by Palestinians that Shin Bet interrogators abused or tortured them, but Israel has not opened a single criminal investigation. Human Rights Watch continues to press all sides to the conflict, as well as the international community, on the need for accountability.