Monday, August 08, 2005

Arik Sharon's head bandage not so popular on eBay

From the Associated Press

The bloodstained bandage that wrapped Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's head after he was injured in fighting during the 1973 Middle East War has been offered for sale on e-Bay with the bidding starting at US$10,000.

Sharon, a top general on the Egyptian front during the war was wounded when his armored vehicle was damaged by Egyptian forces at the Suez Canal.

Pictures of Sharon meeting with officials and planning strategy with his head bandaged were among the most widely circulated images of the war.

The seller, who refused to be publicly identified, said he was the son of an army medic who treated Sharon's wound. The medic kept the bloodstained bandage when he put a fresh one on Sharon's head, the seller said in a message on the internet auction site.

The seller said his father had kept the bandage as a souvenir in a closet.

By Monday afternoon, after more than two days on the site, no one had bid on the bandage.

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