Banksy's Haunting Undercover Art In Gaza Reveals The Ruins Of War

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“If we wash our hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless we side with the powerful – we don't remain neutral.”

Mysterious street artist Banksy is back on the scene with a powerful new mini-documentary on the war-torn region of Gaza, Palestine.

The recently released political short-film depicts the British artist enter Gaza via a network of illegal tunnels. The video includes pointed, satirical captions highlighting the dire situation of the city in the wake of Israel’s attack last summer.

The footage – shot in the style of a travel-ad – captures the massive destruction caused by the Israeli air strikes.

In his usual fashion, Banksy went on drawing various images on the rubble, including a kitten playing with a ball of scrap metal, a bereaved Greek goddess and a watchtower merry-go-round. The video also includes some really interesting anecdotes regarding his trip to Palestine.

He ends the video with a powerful statement left painted in red on a partially destroyed wall:

"If we wash our hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless we side with the powerful – we don't remain neutral.”

More than 2,200 Palestinian men, women and children lost their lives in last summer's war with Israel while five Israeli civilians and 67 soldiers also died, according to the United Nations. 

Watch the video posted above to find out more.

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