I don’t want to become the Banksy fan blog even though I am a Banksy fan and this
is a blog but I just received a Banksy Treasure Hunt update and everyone has a chance
to win an original piece so I thought I’d share it with y’all!
This months treasure hunt takes place in sunny Palestine/Israel.
Somewhere along the route of the segregation wall you’ll find this rat. At the foot
of his shovel is a flat rock with a word written on the underside.
The first person to email that word into this site wins a hacked off piece of wall
adorned with an original Banksy painting worth quite possibly tens of pounds.
For more info go to: www.banksy.co.uk/menu.html
Also check the ‘Holiday Snaps’ of the wall surrounding the occupied Palestinian territories.
The nine paintings were created on the Palestinian side of the barrier. One depicts
a hole in the wall with an idyllic beach, while another shows a mountain landscape
on the other side. Banksy’s spokeswoman Jo Brooks said: “The Israeli security forces
did shoot in the air threateningly and there were quite a few guns pointed at him.”
Another picture shows the head of a white horse appearing to poke through, while he
has also painted a ladder going over the wall.
The 425-mile (680-kilometre) long barrier, made of concrete walls and razor-wire fences,
is still being erected by Israeli authorities.
Israel says the structure is necessary to protect the country from suicide bombers,
but the International Court of Justice has said it breaches international law.
“The wall is illegal under international law and essentially turns Palestine into
the worlds largest open prison.
It also makes it the ultimate activity holiday destination for graffiti writers.”
For the full photo story go to: www.banksy.co.uk/news