Jerusalem's historic hotel to be shut down by Jewish settlers

In the Christian quarter of Jerusalem's old city, the Imperial Hotel has welcomed pilgrims and tourists for 130 years.

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    Two hotels in the Christian quarter of the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem are to be taken over by a group of Jewish settlers.

    It is a part of their long-term plan to change the centuries-old religious and ethnic make-up of the area.

    It brings to an end a 14-year-long legal battle.

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports.


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