EFEBy Sara Gomez Armas Jerusalem

Abu Walid Dajani, a 78-year-old Palestinian Christian, will “fight until the last breath” to prevent the historic hotel his family has been running in the Old City of East Jerusalem since 1949 from being taken away by a right-wing Israeli Jewish group.

In 2004, former Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Irenaeus I, sold the lease of the New Imperial Hotel to a firm based in the US Virgin Islands and linked to Ateret Cohanim, which seeks to see the “revival of the Jewish life to the heart of Jerusalem,” according to the settler group director, Daniel Luria.

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