When Graffiti Matters the Most: Banksy in Palestine

Published May 6th, 2018 - 09:37 GMT

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Banksy is an anonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique.

Like much of his work and street art in general have a flourish of whimsy with a solid anti-establishment message.

Thanks to Banksy, the world is looking at Gaza. Banksy isn't shy about his politics with respect to Gaza. Gaza seams to him as 'the world's largest open air prison' because no-one is allowed to enter or leave. Continue reading below »

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A Palestinian boy play on the beach, drawn on the security barrier in Bethlehem /AFP
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Image 1 of 6:  1 / 6A Palestinian boy play on the beach, drawn on the security barrier in Bethlehem /AFP

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Depiction of Donald Trump kissing Netanyahu drawn on the security barrier in Bethlehem/AFP
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Image 2 of 6:  2 / 6Depiction of Donald Trump kissing Netanyahu drawn on the security barrier in Bethlehem/AFP

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Flying Balloons Girl by Banksy, drawn on the security barrier in Bethlehem /AFP
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Image 3 of 6:  3 / 6Flying Balloons Girl by Banksy, drawn on the security barrier in Bethlehem /AFP

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Street art by Banksy shows a dove with a bulletproof vest near his hotel in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem/ AFP
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Image 4 of 6:  4 / 6Street art by Banksy shows a dove with a bulletproof vest near his hotel in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem/ AFP

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'Stop and Search', mural in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem  /AFP
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Image 5 of 6:  5 / 6'Stop and Search', mural in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem /AFP

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This graffiti is a carousel of children, in Banksy's typical stencil technique /AFP
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Image 6 of 6:  6 / 6This graffiti is a carousel of children, in Banksy's typical stencil technique /AFP

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A Palestinian boy play on the beach, drawn on the security barrier in Bethlehem /AFP

Image 1 of 6A Palestinian boy play on the beach, drawn on the security barrier in Bethlehem /AFP

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Depiction of Donald Trump kissing Netanyahu drawn on the security barrier in Bethlehem/AFP

Image 2 of 6Depiction of Donald Trump kissing Netanyahu drawn on the security barrier in Bethlehem/AFP

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Flying Balloons Girl by Banksy, drawn on the security barrier in Bethlehem /AFP

Image 3 of 6Flying Balloons Girl by Banksy, drawn on the security barrier in Bethlehem /AFP

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Street art by Banksy shows a dove with a bulletproof vest near his hotel in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem/ AFP

Image 4 of 6Street art by Banksy shows a dove with a bulletproof vest near his hotel in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem/ AFP

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'Stop and Search', mural in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem  /AFP

Image 5 of 6'Stop and Search', mural in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem /AFP

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This graffiti is a carousel of children, in Banksy's typical stencil technique /AFP

Image 6 of 6This graffiti is a carousel of children, in Banksy's typical stencil technique /AFP

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