The Israeli government is building a wall surrounding 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 wall is illegal under international law and essentially turns Palestine into the world’s largest open prison.
It also makes it the ultimate activity holiday destination for graffiti writers.
This is Banksy’s greatest work. It shows the best that street art can offer: a clear, direct, challenge to forcibly enclosed space, and a vision of a better world. Pictures and a brief report are available on Banksy’s news page. Wooster has more pictures, too. See coverage in: BBC & the Guardian.
For more background on the wall, see Electronic Intifada, StopTheWall.org, and Ha’aretz’s special section. For more street art at the wall, see our interview with Arofish.