|BANKSY OPENS OFF-THE-WALL HOTEL|
British artist Banksy has opened a hotel in Bethlehem. It's right beside the wall built by Israel to separate it from Palestinian territories. The secretive artist has named it "The Walled Off Hotel."
(Wissam Salsa / Manager, Walled Off Hotel)
"We started this project 14 months ago. It's almost four meters from the separation wall. Where we are standing, it has the ... probably the worst view ever that you can get from a hotel."
The interior of "The Walled Off Hotel" features a number of Banksy's satirical artworks. One shows an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian protester having a pillow fight. There's also a bust wrapped in a cloud of tear gas.
A British TV network quoted Banksy as saying, "Walls are hot right now, but I was into them long before Trump made it cool."