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Mr. Kara’s spokesman, Mendi Safadi, said Mr. Yousef will be in Israel nearly a month lecturing at universities and other places. He also will hold a news conference at Israel’s parliament next week.

Mr. Yousef published a shocking autobiography, “Son of Hamas,” two years ago in which he described his decade of service as a secret Israeli agent. He claims to have prevented dozens of suicide attacks and helped Israel to hunt down militants, including his father. Hamas considers him a traitor, and his father, Sheik Hassan Yousef, who is imprisoned in Israel, has disowned him.

“My father, like many Hamas leaders, is ignorant of simply the historic right of the Israeli nation,” Mosab Yousef told Israel TV on Thursday. “I love Israeli people,” he added.


Video shows police kidnapping three men

MEXICO CITY — Mexican prosecutors have released surveillance videos that show five city policemen kidnapping three men from a hotel in western Mexico. The men later were found asphyxiated and beaten to death.

The images from the Jalisco state prosecutors’ office provide an unusually open view of just how deep corruption runs. The police officers appear to act on the orders of four civilians who may have been members of a drug gang.

The tape shows the three victims being marched out of a hotel in their underwear. The three turned up dead the next day.

Jalisco prosecutors’ spokesman Lino Gonzalez said Thursday that the five officers, their commander and the local police chief in the city of Lagos de Moreno have been detained pending charges.


Top investigator denies threatening to kill reporter

MOSCOW — Russia’s top investigator denied Thursday that he threatened to kill a reporter because of a story that lambasted his agency, but he apologized for an “emotional outburst” with the journalist.

Novaya Gazeta, Russia’s leading investigative publication, claimed Wednesday that Investigative Committee chief Gen. Alexander Bastrykin took reporter Sergei Sokolov to a forest outside Moscow where he threatened to kill him and then joked that he would lead the investigation into his death.

The alleged June 4 incident followed Mr. Sokolov’s story that accused Gen. Bastrykin’s agency of failing to punish the perpetrator of a 2010 killing of 12 people, including four children, by a gang in southern Russia.

Gen. Bastrykin told the Izvestia daily Thursday he had invited the journalist to meet the team that investigated the 2010 killings and then had a “very emotional conversation” with him. But the conversation did not take place in a forest, he insisted.

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