Israel intercepts aid ship, expels retired Archbishop


 An 87-year-old archbishop was among those deported by the Israeli army last Wednesday, after it boarded a ship in international waters bound for the Gaza Strip.

The Lebanese vessel 'al-Ikhwa' was carrying several tons of humanitarian aid from Tripoli.

The Emeritus Greek-Melkite Archbishop of Jerusalem Hilarion Capucci, together with the crew of 10 Syrian and Lebanese and other nationals were detained at Israel's international airport pending repatriation.

Source: MISNA

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