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5th March 2017
Banksy's Walled Off Hotel opens its doors on Bethlehem's barrier wall

Nestled against the infamous cement barrier that currently separates Israel and Palestine in Bethlehem, resides the latest ambitious art installation from the elusive street artist Banksy.

The aim of the project is to encourage tourists to the war-torn area, with 10 rooms – priced from £25 per night – decorated in true Banksy style. Combining art and protest, the stunt has been described as a genuine business venture, to provide jobs and promote the work of local artists. The colonial-themed hotel is staffed by locals, and each room is kitted out with politically-fuelled, engaging works.

Banksy is no stranger to Bethlehem, first visiting the area over a decade ago. During visits to the Palestinian territories, the street artist left his creative mark on the barrier, which is now overlooked by the hotel's windows.

The hotel opens to the public on the 11th March. For bookings and more information visit www.banksy.co.uk. (via Creative Boom)

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