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Here are some pictures of Banksy's work on Israel's highly controversial West Bank barrier.

Israel's 425 mile long West Bank barrier, separating Israel from the Palestinian territories, is considered illegal by the United Nations. Yet it still stands. In the words of Banksy 'it essentially turns Palestine into the world's largest open prison.' But he also notes that the West Bank barrier is 'the ultimate activity holiday destination for graffiti writers.'

On his website he speaks of how an old Palestinian man said his painting made the wall look beautiful. Banksy thanked him, but then he continued: 'We don't want it to be beautiful, we hate this wall. Go home.'

And fair enough too. But perhaps the attention Banksy brings may help, a little.

On the Palestinian side of the tiny piece of Israel that stands in the Palestinian territories about 50m past the West Bank barrier.

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