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Banksy Opens West Bank Hotel With World's 'Worst View'
Elusive British graffiti artist Banksy reveals the "hotel with the worst view in the world," which opens in Bethlehem officially March 11.
A woman sits inside the lobby at street artist Banksy's newly opened "hotel." The secretive British street artist opened a hotel next to Israel's controversial separation wall in Bethlehem, his latest artwork in the Palestinian territories. The wall was built by Israel to ward off potential Palestinian attackers.
An Israeli security watch tower is seen from one of the rooms. The hotel is awash in the trademark satirical work of the mysterious artist. The whole project took 14 months to complete and was kept under complete secrecy, in accordance with Banksy's request to protect his anonymity.
The view from one of the rooms shows Israel's controversial separation wall. The barrier, which Palestinians consider to be a land grab that stifles their movement, is heavily decorated by artists and Banksy has previously painted several murals on a walled segment of it.
The view from the window shows the separation barrier. Banksy's artwork comments on war, child poverty and the environment. Banksy has made previous forays into the Palestinian territories. In one secret visit, he drew a painting of a girl pulled upward by balloons on the barrier facing his current project.
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