Israeli Family Makes Bid to Buy Rope Sadaam Hussein Was Hanged With

A rope hangs around the neck of a statue of Saddam Hussein, seen in this image from video, Wednesday, April 9, 2003, in Baghdad. Iraqis tied the rope onto the statue in an effort to pull it down

A rope hangs around the neck of a statue of Saddam Hussein, seen in this image from video, Wednesday, April 9, 2003, in Baghdad. Iraqis tied the rope onto the statue in an effort to pull it down / AP

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One Israeli family has made a bid to buy the rope used to hang the notorious Iraqi leader Sadaam Hussein, according to reports.

The rope, which is being auctioned for a reported $7 million, is owned by a former Iraqi politician who led Hussein to his death when he was hanged in 2006, according to Israel Hayom.

In addition to the unmanned Israeli family seeking to purchase the rope, bids also have reportedly been made an Iranian group and two Kuwaiti businessmen, according to the report.

Mowaffak al-Rubaie, the Iraqi who currently owns the rope, reportedly has been keeping the murder tool “around the neck of a statue of Hussein in his living room in northern Baghdad,” according to Israel Hayom.

“Al-Rubaie is said to be seeking more than the reported $7 million for the rope and is expected to engage in negotiations with the potential buyers,” the report states.

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