A mural of a cute kitten by Banksy surrounded by damage, Gaza City.

Discover a new destination with Banksy

  • A piece by Banksy surrounded by bomb damage, Gaza City
    A piece by Banksy surrounded by bomb damage, Gaza City

Street Art legend Banksy invites you to Gaza City

The British graffiti artist Banksy, best known for his subversive stencils and graffities, posted a two-minute video from war-torn Gaza on his website Wednesday.

“Make this the year you discover a new destination,” it wryly says, in the style of a tourism video. But instead of sandy beaches, it offers viewers a glimpse of Gaza City. Bomb damages, rubble and children gazing at some of the 18,000 homes destroyed last July in Israel’s Operation Protective Edge.

Banksy created several new works on spot, including a watch tower turned chairnoplane, a parent grieving over a child in a bombed-out setting, and a cute kitten playing with junk metal on the last remaining wall of a damaged building.

“A local man came up and said ‘Please — what does this mean?’ I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website — but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens,” Banksy