Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Banksy Strikes at Sharon's Security Wall

Stop The Wall!

How illegal is it to vandalize a wall if the wall itself has been deemed unlawful by the International Court of Justice? The Israeli government is building a wall surrounding the occupied Palestinian territories. It stands three times the height of the Berlin wall and will eventually run for over 700km - the distance from London to Zurich. The International Court of Justice last year ruled the wall and its associated regime is illegal. It essentially turns Palestine into the worlds largest open-air prison.It also makes it the ultimate activity holiday destination for graffiti writers.

Abu Dis


Israeli Soldier: What the fuck?
Banksy: You'll have to wait til it's finished.
Soldier: Safety's off.

Abu Dis

Ramallah Checkpoint
Palestinian: You paint the wall, you make it look beautiful.
Banksy: Thanks!
Palestinian: We don't want it to be beautiful, we hate this wall, go home.

Note: In prior posts, I spelled the artist's name incorrectly as Bansky! Shame on me!


Blogger The Liberal Avenger said...

Go Banksy!

1:10 PM  

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