The segregation wall. Palestine, August 2005.

In August 2005, Team Banksy visited Palestine, where they painted nine large murals on the segregation wall. Banksy commented that the wall “essentially turns Palestine into the world’s largest open prison.” Banksy’s website reminded readers that Israel’s 425-mile-long West Bank barrier, separating Israel from the Palestinian territories, is considered illegal by the United Nations. During the visit to Ramallah and surrounding areas, Banksy reported some tense moments. His spokeswoman Jo Brooks said: “The Israeli security forces did shoot in the air threateningly, and there were quite a few guns pointed at him.”

Photos: Wall and piece – Banksy