The Bristolian street artist Banksy has returned to Palestine to create another series of works in Gaza with an accompanying sharply satirical tourist video that promotes the war-torn region. The video, which was released through his website, shows the elusive street artist traveling through a maze of underground tunnels emerging to depict what life is like for ordinary Palestinians.
The mini-documentary also features a hooded Banksy spraying the image of the Greek goddess Niobe weeping onto a wall. Other new pieces include a huge cat playing with a ball of metal and a surveillance tower, which has been transformed into a fairground ride. It is not the first time the artist has travelled to the conflict zone, in August 2005 he ventured to the West Bank and painted a number of huge murals on the colossal wall separating Palestine and Israel. This latest project demonstrations Banksy’s desire to highlight the plight of people suffering in the world without the filter and censorship of news networks and the controlled media.