Banksy Holds “Apology Party” Outside The Walled Off Hotel In Bethlehem, Palestine

On the 100th anniversary of Balfour Declaration, a mock tea party for Palestinian children was held by an actor dressed as Queen Elizabeth II, who unveiled the latest masterpiece of British street artist Banksy, a royal “apology” engraved on the grey Israeli-built wall.

The engraving was made into the Israeli barrier outside West Bank guesthouse, the one which Palestinians see as a symbol of oppression, while Israelis consider as an obstacle against Palestinian attack.

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A simple “Er, SORRY” text with a crown symbol was carved. ER, stands for Elizabeth Regina, with the Roman numerals II for Queen’s royal cipher. Banksy believes the separation wall has the worst view of any hotel in the world, “every room overlooks a walled section of the barrier”.

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