British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy has turned his attention to the streets and walls of Gaza. Banksy wants to highlight the plight of the nearly two million Palestinian people confined there. While his work bemuses some Palestinians in Gaza, others see a political message.
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Banksy is a pseudonymous English graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter, whose identity has not been proven.
In February 2015 Banksy published a two minute video titled "Make this the year YOU discover a new destination" about his trip to Gaza Strip. During his visit he has painted a few artworks including a kitten on the remains of a house destroyed by Israel ("I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website — but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens") and a swing hanging off a watchtower. In a statement to the New York Times his publicist said: “I don't want to take sides. But when you see entire suburban neighborhoods reduced to rubble with no hope of a future — what you're really looking at is a vast outdoor recruitment center for terrorists. And we should probably address this for all our sakes.”
Six months after the 50-day Gaza war, many areas of the small strip are still in ruins. While the United Nations has raised billions of dollars to help families rebuild, many Palestinians say they've received nothing but broken promises.