Fatah organizes “house of mourning” for archbishop who smuggled weapons to Palestinian terrorists
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “An invitation to participate in the house of mourning for great fighter [former Greek Catholic] Archbishop [of Jerusalem] Hilarion Capucci”
The image shows the invitation, featuring a picture of Hilarion Capucci in the upper right corner, and the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Text on image: “The Information Committee of Fatah’s Mobilization and Organization Commission
House of mourning for a fighter
Fatah’s Mobilization and Organization Commission invites you to participate in the house of mourning for the great pan-Arab Martyr (Shahid)
Archbishop Hilarion Capucci
On Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the [Greek] Catholic Lady of the Annunciation Church in Ramallah, next to the municipality. The mourners' visit will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
A mass will also be held for the ascent of his pure soul this coming Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the same church.”
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.