Banksy's new hotel promises the "worst view in the world"

Banksy's new hotel promises the "worst view in the world"
People stand outside the Walled Off hotel, which was opened by street artist Banksy, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
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British street artist Banksy has launched a hotel boasting the "worst view in the world" in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Friday, close to the illegal separation wall Israel has built inside the Palestinian West Bank.

The hotel named the Walled Off Hotel treats guests to views of concrete slabs, which form the Israeli West Bank barrier, separating Palestinian land in the West Bank from Israeli-occupied sections of the Palestinian West Bank.

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The Walled Off Hotel functions as a hotel, museum, gallery and political statement. The hotel has seven rooms designed and decorated by Banksy, with two others created by Canadian and Palestinian artists.

They are covered with artwork depicting conflict and war, as well as British colonialist motives intended to incite discussion.

The hotel is set to open for business on the March 20. The functioning business employs locals and hopes to attract Israeli citizens.

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