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Fatah Facebook Bethlehem branch praises weapons smuggler, former Archbishop of Jerusalem Capucci

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text:
A year has passed since the passing of heroic Fatah leader from Aleppo Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, who spent his life as a true fighter and self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i) and a firm defender of the Palestinian people, and he adhered to the Arabness of Jerusalem with all of his might.”

The image shows former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat together with former Archbishop of Jerusalem Hilarion Capucci.

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. Capucci died on Jan. 1, 2017.

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