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Banksy opens Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem

British street artist Banksy opens hotel next to Israel's controversial separation wall in Bethlehem.

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    Secretive British street artist Banksy has opened a hotel next to Israel's separation wall in Bethlehem, his latest artwork in the Palestinian territories.

    The Walled Off Hotel is only four metres from the wall which cuts through the occupied West Bank and all the rooms face it.

    In 2005, Banksy said he considers the separation wall illegal and wanted to use his art to highlight the impact the barrier has on the lives of Palestinians.


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