When the Bubonic plague ravaged Europe in the 12th century the Jews were accused of poisoning wells in order to spread the disease to the Christian population.
The first massacres directly related to the plague took place in April 1348 in Toulon, Provence where the Jewish quarter was sacked, and forty Jews were murdered in their homes; the next occurred in Barcelona. In 1349, massacres and persecution spread across Europe, including the Erfurt massacre, the Basel massacre, massacres in Aragon, and Flanders. 2,000 Jews were burnt alive on 14 February 1349 in the “Valentine’s Day” Strasbourg massacre, where the plague had not yet affected the city. While the ashes smouldered, Christian residents of Strasbourg sifted through and collected the valuable possessions of Jews not burnt by the fires. Many hundreds of Jewish communities were destroyed in this period. Within the 510 Jewish communities destroyed in this period, some members killed themselves to avoid the persecutions. In the spring of 1349 the Jewish community in Frankfurt am Main was annihilated. This was followed by the destruction of Jewish communities in Mainz and Cologne. The 3,000 strong Jewish population of Mainz initially defended themselves and managed to hold off the Christian attackers. But the Christians managed to overwhelm the Jewish ghetto in the end and killed all of its Jews.
Of course, Jews died of the plague at the same rate as Christians, but because Christian Europe was steeped in Jew-hatred, the Great Mortality was just another in a long line of convenient excuses to massacre Jews and then, of course, steal their property.
The Arabs who claim to be Palestinians (a faux nationality dreamed up by the KGB) have proudly and loudly decided to continue this repulsive medieval blood libel by claiming that Jews/Israelis/the IDF are spreading the Wuhan Virus.
The IslamoNazis who rule Iran are also spreading this barbaric blood-libel.
The Palestinian Authority has accused Israel of spreading Covid-19 and refusing to explain to the Palestinians how to fight it, even though Israeli hospitals invited Palestinian doctors, including those from Gaza, to brief them about preventive measures.
Israelis, they say, are sending Palestinian workers back to the territories in order to spark a massive surge in infections and are intentionally infecting Palestinian prisoners and even children.
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh has claimed that Israeli soldiers are trying to spread the virus by spitting on the door handles of cars driven by Palestinians.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida – the official daily of the Palestinian Authority – on March 16 published a cartoon depicting the coronavirus as a large tank pursuing a Palestinian carrying an infant.
The EU is certainly right when it helps the PA combat Covid-19. But why does it not make this aid conditional on stopping the most vulgar forms of anti-Semitism?
Why hasn’t the EU addressed the Palestinian and the Iranian regime’s insistence on blaming the Jews for Covid-19?