Former Hamas official Mustafa al-Lidawi accused Jews of making large pastries for the holiday of Purim, infused with the blood of non-Jews.

“[Purim] is the same holiday that the people of Europe . . . wished that the Jews would leave their countries so they could be saved from their wickedness,” al-Lidawi said in an article on Tuesday published by the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

“This is because the Jews who lived in Europe would always bake a large pastry on the occasion of the holiday, and everyone would eat it. However, this pastry was mixed with the blood of a victim they chose from among those who were not Jews. Most of the time, the victim was a little boy,” he said.

The article went on to accuse the Jews for every crime, immoral act or type of corruption that occurred in Europe.

“This Jewish mentality and this ancient nature [of the Jews] have not changed,” continued al-Lidawi. “For they fashioned their joy from the blood of others, hold their celebrations at the expense of the sighs and groans of the victims who they tortured, and base their happiness on the sorrow of others.”