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Banksy Releases New Gaza Graffiti Series

The illusive street artist is back in action, posting photos of his latest work in Palestine making poignant commentary on the state of occupied territories.

The elusive Banksy is back on the streets doing what he does best, as earlier this morning he released a teaser shot of his new, striking series of street art in Gaza.

Posting a photo on Instagram earlier this morning, Banksy revealed one of his latest works, but at the time not the location. Eventually, it was revealed that Banksy has returned to Gaza and created four new pieces amongst the rubble that makes Gaza. The first piece is entitled “Bomb Damage” and is inspire by Rodin’s The Thinker.

As always, Banksy’s pieces are more than just beautiful art; they are politically charged with a message highlighting, the plight of Palestinians. Attached to the images posted are two quotes.

Gaza is often described as ‘the world’s largest open air prison’ because no-one is allowed to enter or leave. But that seems a bit unfair to prisons – they don’t have their electricity and drinking water cut off randomly almost everyday.  — Banksy

A local man came up and said ‘Please – what does this mean?’ I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website – but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens. — Banksy

One of the new piece released by Banksy is text based and reads: “If We Wash Our Hands Of The Conflict Between The Powerful And The Powerless We Side With The Powerful – We Don’t Remain Neutral”.

Looking to complete the poignant package, Banksy was also kind of enough to include a new two minute long video which documents his latest trip to Palestine.