Banksy Loves Palestine - Charitable Involvement

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Banksy's love for Palestine through the years

     Banksy's work is famous for confronting politics head on, he's done just that with his involvement in Palestine. During his visit to the Palestinian territories, Banksy created a series of murals that he created with the help of a group of young men in their twenties and thirties. Israeli security forces have harassed and threatened him, "his spokesman said. Palestinian senior, he said that he liked the idea of painting the walls because his work was very beautiful, but that it was not an easy task for him to create a mural. The man said, "I don't want it to be ugly, I hate it, and thank you for your work, it's beautiful. He told me that I don't want this wall to be not beautiful to me; I want and hate these walls, they are ugly. He also described the separation wall as a "canvas" and invited other international graffiti artists to visit Palestine and draw there. 

     Banksy also described the separation wall as a "canvas" and invited other international graffiti artists to visit Palestine and draw there. Palestinian Tourism Minister Rula Maayah praised the artist's stand at the exhibition, saying his artworks promoted Palestine by exposing the "Israeli occupation." Banksy also posted a limited edition poster distributed by Palestinian tourism officials during the exhibition. He used stickers for his image in the West Bank. With this show Banksy underlined his desire to show the plight of the Palestinians and the resulting media attention once again. There are a million reasons to visit the West Bank, but Bansky's image is just one more reason to go there. Bethlehem is an incredible destination in itself, and there are many great hotels and restaurants in the city, as well as some of the best restaurants and shops in Bethlehem. But if you need one of more, the Banksy Bethlehem may be just the thing for you. - Banksy Palestine 

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    If you're a big Banksy fan, you know about the hotel he made/owns. The Walled - Off Hotel by Banksy is developing into a tourist destination in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, just a few miles from the border with Israel. Next to the wall Israel built to annex Palestine, the hotel is described by its owners as the "worst world view" and the "worst world view" due to its location in front of an apartheid wall separating Israel from Jerusalem. It was built as part of Israel's plan to separate occupied Jerusalem from Palestinians, but Israel says it is necessary to prevent attacks and it is largely being built in and around the West Bank. The walls of apartheid that separate Israel and Jerusalem are being built on top of each other, with the exception of a wall in Jerusalem and a wall in Gaza.

    The Palestinian senior said that he liked the idea of the painting on the wall because it was beautiful and his work was very beautiful. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Banksy, "I don't want this wall to be ugly, I hate it," and thanked him. Another man said: 'We don't want it to be beautiful, we hate the walls, but I hate them. A journalist from the Gaza-based Al-Jazeera news agency also took a stand, saying Banksy had done the people of Gaza a great service and attracted a lot of attention. Banksy Palestine. 

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    Recently Banksy's agent removed three pieces of artwork entitled Mediterranean Sea 2017 from the lobby of his Walled Off Hotel, in order to put up at an auction with Sotheby's. The starting price for all three artworks was an estimated £800,000 - £1.8 million , the lot closed for £2.2 million British Pounds. All three paintings are highlighting the refugee criss the world has experienced the past few years. The three paintings were offered by Banksy to raise money for a new acute stroke unit and buying children’s rehabilitation equipment for the BASR hospital in Bethlehem, Palestine.

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