Graffiti on the wall of Bethlehem

Artists from around the world are using the West Bank wall to create some of the great political graffiti.

29 April 2016

The 21st century wall

While some nations did tear down their walls by the end of the last century, some countries remain in medieval spirit. Building walls to protect the homeland is not only famous in North Korea and Hungary. The state of Israel also has erected a big concrete structure that just sits there waiting for graffiti artists from around the world. Several areas of their 8m (26ft.) high wall have already become famous among tourists. A good spot doable during a day trip is the section of the wall in Bethlehem. Make sure to visit the Bansky shop in Bethlehem to support local artists.

The following is a small selection of the artwork found in Bethlehem

Pictures

Watch tower at Bethlehem wall
Watch tower at Bethlehem wall
The wall of Bethlehem
The wall of Bethlehem
Flower Thrower by Bansky
Flower Thrower by Bansky
For Our Friends by Seif Suboh and Dutch friends
For Our Friends by Seif Suboh and Dutch friends
Make Hummus Not Walls by Unknown artist
Make Hummus Not Walls by Unknown artist
Graffity by Unknown artist
Graffity by Unknown artist
Unknown title by Bansky
Unknown title by Bansky