A former Jordanian member of parliament recently used the centuries old “matzah blood libel”, which claims that Jews use the blood of non-Jews to make matzah for Passover.
The former Jordanian MP, Sheik Abd Al-Mun’im Abu Zant, made the comments in an interview which aired on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV on September 7 and in which he accused Jews of “cannibalism”.
The interview was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
“One could go on forever about the deceptiveness of the Jews. They are liars. They allow cannibalism, and the eating of human flesh. Check their Talmud and religious sources. On their religious holidays, if they cannot find a Muslim to slaughter, and use drops of his blood to knead the matzos they eat, they slaughter a Christian in order to take drops of his blood, and mix it into the matzos that they eat on that holiday,” claimed Abu Zant.
This is certainly not the first time that Muslims have used the “matzah blood libel”, as has been documented by MEMRI several times.
In July, top Hamas representative in Lebanon, Osama Hamdan claimed in a television interview that Israelis kill children and linked this to the blood libel, which originated in 1144 with the fabricated story of William of Norwich, England and is continuously used by Arabs.
In another instance exposed by MEMRI, the editor of Hamas’s paper Al-Risalah, Wisam Afifa, associated the death of Palestinian Arab teen Mohammed Abu-Khder with the blood libel.