Banksy opens dystopian West Bank hotel

Secretive and controversial artist Banksy has opened a new artwork - a hotel in the occupied territory of the West Bank.

The 10-room Walled Off Hotel is located in Bethlehem, close to the grim concrete barrier wall between the Palestinian territories and Israel.

"It has the worst view of any hotel in the world," Banksy said in a statement.

It was built in secrecy over the past 14 months, and features Banksy's artwork in all of the rooms.

In one room a mural shows an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian protester fighting with pillows above the bed. In another, a working Jacuzzi is fed from a leaking water tank riddled with bullets.

Other artworks include statues choking on teargas, a trophy wall of security cameras, a painting of Jesus being targeted with a laser and an exhibition dedicated to the wall, featuring art made by Israelis and Palestinians.

The hotel also features a gallery selling Palestinian art and a museum highlighting the history of the contested region.

The hotel is Banksy's first major project since his 2015 Dismaland theme park in Britain.

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