RENOWNED STREET ARTIST BANKSY recently made a promotional travel video. The title is something you’d expect to see attached to any video made by any tourism board in the world: “Make this the year YOU discover a new destination.” The video, it turns out, is showcasing the Gaza Strip.
Banksy — whose real identity is unknown — has made trips to the West Bank in the past but for this trip, he had to get into Gaza using illegal underground tunnels. He (?) went to Gaza to put up his trademark political murals.
Explaining this mural, Banksy said:
“A local man came up and said ‘Please — what does this mean?’ I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website — but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens.”
Give the video a watch. Banksy’s still at the top of his game.