Today, I’m in a quite reflective mood. For this reason, I have decided to finally post all those Bethlehem Separation Wall graffiti photos. All these shots touched me during my visit there in December 2008, one way or another. Unless otherwise stated, photo credits to David Norton, fellow traveler and student at the American University in Cairo back then.
Note: The expressions and graffiti presented on the photos below do not necessarily reflect the views of María Laborde nor David Norton.
Bethlehem Separation Wall graffiti: West Bank/Palestine
Known in its entirety as the Israeli West Bank barrier, the separation wall is still under construction. You could find Israeli soldiers on both sides of the wall, however, when I visited Bethlehem back in the fall of 2008. I don’t think much has changed since then.
Undoubtedly controversial, another perfect example of the complexity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Banksy Bethlehem separation wall graffiti
The entrance (and exit)
Occupation? Or territory lost on a war?
Different languages, similar messages
Knitting castles in the air?
A German from Berlin leaves a message…
And happy holidays to you all, too…