Daily US Times: An investigation by BBC Arabic found that he owner of English Premier League football club Chelsea, Roman Abramovich, donated 74 million pounds ($100m) to an Israeli settler group that displaces Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem.
Russian national Abramovich was granted Israeli citizenship in 2018 and has donated generously to Israel.
According to leaked documents, he made the donations to Elad through his firms.
The donated amount makes the Abramovich the biggest donor to the Israeli settler group, which also receives support from the government of Israel.
Elad told BBC Arabic that the group conforms with Israeli NGO laws, but would not confirm that Abramovich was a donor.
An Elad spokesman was quoted by the BBC Arabic as saying that Abramovich was “a committed and generous supporter of Israeli and Jewish civil society, and over the past 20 years he has donated over five hundred million dollars to support healthcare, science, education and Jewish communities in Israel and around the world”.
Elad has sought to strengthen the Jewish presence in the neighbourhood of Silwan at the expense of its Arab residents.
Elad, has expanded by buying Palestinian houses and using controversial Israeli laws that allow the state to take over Palestinian property. Approximately 450 settlers now live alongside almost 10,000 Palestinians in Silwan.
The Guardian reported that Elad is accused of supporting settlements in Silwan, an area of occupied East Jerusalem, where 450 settlers live amongst 10,000 Palestinians.