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Hamas Perpetuates Anti-Jewish Blood Libel

Posted: April 3, 2009

On April 3, 2009, Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV broadcast a play with that included the ancient blood libel of Jews using blood for religious rituals. 

The play, "The House of Sheikh Yassin" was performed at the Hamas-affiliated Islamic University in Gaza City, featured the character of an ultra-orthodox Jewish father. 

According to a translation by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center, the father declares:  "We Jews hate Muslims. We like to kill Muslims. We Jews drink the blood of Muslims and Arabs." He then turns to the audience and asks, " Are you Arabs? Are you Muslims? I hate you. I hate you for the sake of [our] God's will."

Later, the father says to his son, "Shimon, I want to teach you some things: first of all, you have to hate Muslims." Shimon answers, "I don't like them, I hate them." The father continues, "You have to drink Muslim blood. We have to wash our hands in Muslim blood" [in the context of Jewish ritual hand washing before prayer], and adds, "We have to conspire against Arabs and Muslims to satisfy God. We will destroy the Arabs and the Muslims."

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