His palitial home on Mt. Gerizim, just outside Nablus is built on 70 acres and features a staircase imported from Sicily, a Gothic fireplace from Versailles and a glassed-in winter garden that was a gift from Napoleon to Josephine, and is complete with ancient Greek statues, Picassos, manicured gardens and pools. The home is a copy of a 16th-century house designed by Italian architect Andrea Paldio. Almost all of the building materials, including the gravel and sand, were imported from France
Al-Masri's house (Photo: Atta Awisat)
Al-Masri's house-interior view (Photo: Atta Awisat)
Quite a different lifestyle than you'd expect in the Palestinian territories, perhaps.