Bids over rope that hung Saddam Hussein reach $7 million

Israeli family among bidders for infamous noose.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 8, 2015 13:35
Saddam Hussein

Footage from Al Iraqiya television shows masked executioners putting a noose around former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's neck moments before his hanging in Baghdad December 30, 2006.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A bidding war was sparked after the rope that ended the life of Saddam Hussein was put on auction, London based al-Arabi al-Jadeed newspaper on Friday.

The noose, which fell into the hands of Iraq's former national security adviser, was seen pictured as it reprised its former role, hanging around the neck of  the former Iraqi tyrant's bust alongside the physician who oversaw the execution.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Offers soared well into the millions, with the record being set at $7 million.

Among the bidders was a Kuwaiti businessmen, an Iranian religious organization and a wealthy Israeli family, whose name was not given.

Saddam Hussein had at some point during his 23 year rule been in conflict with the nations of origin of all three of the bidders.

In 2006, three years after the invasion of Iraq and his capture, Hussein was executed after a trial by a special military tribunal.

Related Content

A general view of Kabul January 31, 2010.
August 17, 2018
Afghan president congratulates armed forces for Ghazni victory

By REUTERS