Some say its an architectural “jewel in the crown” of an ancient port in Israel. But the Khan al-Umdan – in the old city of Acre – has been neglected to the point of near collapse.
Despite the gentrification of Acre and the money being lavished on the city, Khan al-Umdan is a crumbling shell, ruled too dangerous to enter.
Palestinians say the 18th-century centre for sailors is a symbol of how they are being squeezed out as rich Israelis and tourists move in.
Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports from Acre.