Abbas, PA PM hold ceremony eulogizing terror accessoring former Archbishop
Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
The image shows former Greek Catholic Archbishop of Jerusalem Hilarion Capucci, who smuggled weapons to Palestinian terrorists, and in the background a church.
Text on image: “General invitation
Under the auspices of His Honor [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas
In the presence of His Honor [PA] Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah
The [PA] Higher Presidential Committee of Churches’ Affairs [in Palestine] invites you to participate in the ceremony eulogizing [former Greek Catholic] Archbishop [of Jerusalem] fighter Hilarion Capucci
On Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at the Red Crescent Hall at 2:00 p.m.
‘Syrian in his origin, Palestinian in his struggle, Arab in his identity’”
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.