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Banksy hits the West bank

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From The BBC News

 

Art prankster sprays Israeli wall

 

Banksy's spray paint picture on security wall

Secretive "guerrilla" artist Banksy has decorated Israel's controversial West Bank barrier with satirical images of life on the other side.

The nine paintings were created on the Palestinian side of the barrier.

 

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One depicts a hole in the wall with an idyllic beach, while another shows a mountain landscape on the other side.

 

Banksy's spokeswoman Jo Brooks said: "The Israeli security forces did shoot in the air threateningly and there were quite a few guns pointed at him."

 

Banksy said he was threatened by Israeli security forces

Another picture shows the head of a white horse appearing to poke through, while he has also painted a ladder going over the wall.

 

The 425-mile (680-kilometre) long barrier, made of concrete walls and razor-wire fences, is still being erected by Israeli authorities.

 

Israel says the structure is necessary to protect the country from suicide bombers, but the International Court of Justice has said it breaches international law.

 

Banksy, who hails from the UK city of Bristol, never allows himself to be photographed and created the images last week.

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Banksy is well known for his art stunts around the world

He condemned the wall but described it as "the ultimate activity holiday destination for graffiti writers".

 

His previous creations, which critics condemn as stunts, have included a bronze spoof of the statue of Justice from the Old Bailey, London, wearing thigh-high boots and a suspender belt.

 

He also embarrassed the British Museum by planting a hoax cave painting of a man pushing a supermarket trolley, which he said went unnoticed for three days.

 

He has also smuggled and hung works in galleries including the Tate Britain in London and the Metropolitan and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Originally posted by caffeine@Aug 7 2005, 12:13 AM

So,

 

they caught him in the act, and didn't arrest him?

 

I think israel is more concerned with people trying to get over the wall than painting on it.

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Banksy should have done one with a bunch of naked women or an orgy going down on the other side

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He definitely had someone let someone else know he was going to be there at that time... There have been numerous reporters/people shooting documentaries who have been killed by IDF holding up a white flag (British and Americans included). I can't imagine some kid probably dressed in dark clothing at night directly next to a blast wall with guns on him NOT getting shot.

 

Does anyone have the full story?

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Originally posted by Stereotype V.001+Aug 13 2005, 12:37 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Stereotype V.001 - Aug 13 2005, 12:37 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'>He definitely had someone let someone else know he was going to be there at that time... There have been numerous reporters/people shooting documentaries who have been killed by IDF holding up a white flag (British and Americans included). I can't imagine some kid probably dressed in dark clothing at night directly next to a blast wall with guns on him NOT getting shot.

 

Does anyone have the full story?

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ahem.

 

<!--QuoteBegin-Banksy@banksy.co.uk

Soldier: What the fuck

are you doing?

 

 

Me: You'll have to wait til it's finished

 

 

 

Soldier (to colleagues): Safety's off

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Originally posted by caffeine@Aug 7 2005, 02:13 AM

So,

 

they caught him in the act, and didn't arrest him?

 

 

He was on the Palestinian side critisizing israel. So the palestinians wouldnt care.

If we asume the wall is Israeli, it would start a diplomatic thriller if anything happened to a brit that just painted on the wall granted banksy made sure that thiw was all over the media.

 

but fuck all that,

Banksy is fuckin awesome.

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Originally posted by Tesseract+Aug 14 2005, 09:00 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tesseract - Aug 14 2005, 09:00 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-caffeine@Aug 7 2005, 02:13 AM

So,

 

they caught him in the act, and didn't arrest him?

 

 

He was on the Palestinian side critisizing israel. So the palestinians wouldnt care.

If we asume the wall is Israeli, it would start a diplomatic thriller if anything happened to a brit that just painted on the wall granted banksy made sure that thiw was all over the media.

 

but fuck all that,

Banksy is fuckin awesome.

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word. that wall is 20X worse than the Berlin Wall.

 

What fucking fascists those hypocrite jews are.

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