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Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel Review


Never one to shy away from making a statement, British artist Banksy has opened the Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, attracting visitors to one of the most closed off parts of the world.

Best known as the biblical birthplace of Jesus, the town has been a place of pilgrimage for thousands of years. It is also in the West Bank, and surrounded by an eight-foot high concrete wall.

Having visited in 2004 to leave his mark on the wall, Banksy opened the hotel in secret with the aim of attracting a different tourist to the area and providing much needed local jobs. He has long been opposed to the decision of building the wall, and the hotel is his way of highlighting the current situation, as well as starting a conversation about what is going on.

To read the full article on the Evening Standard click here 

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