Street Artist Banksy Opens Controversial New Hotel in Bethlehem
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Street Artist Banksy Opens Controversial New Hotel in Bethlehem

Israel separation wall
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And it has "the worst view in the world."

The street artist known as Banksy opened a hotel in Bethlehem on Friday called The Walled-Off Hotel, Agence-France Presse reported.

The 10-room property has views of the controversial separation wall that cuts through the West Bank, dividing Israel and the Palestinian territories.

The British artist advertised the hotel as containing the “worst views in the world.”

The wall has long served as a flash point between Israelis and Palestinians, as the Israeli government refers to it as a security measure, but many Palestinians claim it is a form of apartheid that strangles their personal and professional lives.

Banksy insisted that the hotel was more than a political or artistic statement and that people would be able to book rooms online by the end of the month, the Guardian reported.

It's not the first time the artist has produced work related to the Israeli Palestinian conflict. In the past 12 years, Banksy has created works of graffiti in Israel and the Palestinian territories protesting Israeli treatment of the Palestinian people, according to AFP.

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