Banksy opens Walled-Off Hotel in Bethlehem

Infamous street artist Banksy is back with a new project: The Walled-Off hotel in the historic city of Bethlehem. The name of the hotel is no coincidence: it's located right next to the separation wall that Israel put up around the city. 

Lodgings, art gallery and protest all rolled into one, Banksy's latest project was revealed to the media on Friday, with the aim of attracting jobs and tourists to the town. Travel to Bethlehem has been ravaged by tight Israeli controls, but Bansky has cleverly located his new project in an area just outside the town and still under Israeli control, meaning it is legal to visit.

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Kerrie Hughes
Freelance writer

Kerrie Hughes is a frequent contributor to Creative Bloq, and was once its editor. One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications such as ImagineFX, Computer Arts and Digital Camera World. After a stint working for the police, Kerrie is back reviewing creative tech for creative professionals.