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Abbas awarded Star of Jerusalem medal to archbishop who smuggled weapons to terrorists

Image posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces

The image shows former Greek Catholic Archbishop of Jerusalem Hilarion Capucci, the Russian Orthodox Church in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, and the Dome of the Rock. In the upper left corner appears the logo of the PA National Security Forces.

Text on image:
“Archbishop Hilarion Capucci is under the wings of Allah
Palestine announces to the world the death of one of the greatest of its people who defended the Palestinian right in a variety of circles, and who merited the Star of Jerusalem Medal from His Honor [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas”

Hilarion Capucci – former Greek Catholic Archbishop of Jerusalem who exploited his status as a religious leader to smuggle weapons to Palestinian terrorists. He was arrested in 1974 and sentenced to 12 years in prison. He was released in 1977 due to the Vatican’s intervention. In October 2013, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas awarded him the Star of Jerusalem Medal.

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