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Former Osama bin Laden's Jerusalem home for sale

09-07-2010 08:12 BJT

JERUSALEM, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- While real-estate agents say that location is everything in considering buying a home, sometimes an infamous former owner can also be a big selling point.

Especially when it's al-Qaeda chieftan Osama bin Laden's handsome digs in northern Jerusalem's Palestinian Shuafat neighborhood.

"This is a historic house, and to this day I have not talked about it with anybody," current owner Mu'in Khoury told the Yediot Ahronot Hebrew daily on Sunday.

"Bin-Laden's father came from Saudi Arabia in the 1940s, bought the house, and lived in it from time to time," Khoury said, adding that "Osama also spent time there on several occasions in the 1960s."

Since then, however, the property has changed hands many times, and came to be Israeli state property as a result of the 1967 War, and served as the Spanish consul's office.

Khoury is the latest in the line of owners of the site, which has become a well-known neighborhood landmark since the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States.

"The house is not for sale to anyone. But if Osama makes me an offer, I will be willing to consider it," Khoury said, according to the report.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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