The Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich was granted Israeli citizenship in 2018 and has donated generously to Israel [File: Anthony Anex/EPA]

Roman Abramovich, owner of English Premier League football club Chelsea, donated 74 million pounds ($100m) to an Israeli settler group that displaces Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem, an investigation by BBC Arabic found.

Abramovich, a Russian national, was granted Israeli citizenship in 2018 and has donated generously to Israel.

He made the donations to Elad through his firms, according to leaked documents.

The donated amount makes the Abramovich the biggest donor to the settler group, which also receives support from the Israeli government.

This is beyond awful. Roman Abramovich’s links to funding illegal Israeli settlements and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from

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