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PA daily prints drawing of terror-enabling archbishop on background of Palestinian flag

Image in the official PA daily

The image shows former Greek Catholic Archbishop of Jerusalem Hilarion Capucci, who smuggled weapons to Palestinian terrorists and who died on Jan. 1, 2017. In the image Capucci’s face appears on the black stripe in the Palestinian flag.

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.