Belgian model faces barrage of abuse after posing naked at Jerusalem's most sacred site

Belgian model faces barrage of abuse after posing naked at Jerusalem's most sacred site
Photo credit: Marisa Papen

Belgian model Marisa Papen has faced a barrage of online abuse after she posed naked in front of Jerusalem's most sacred sites.

Ms Papen posted the controversial image of herself lying naked overlooking the Western Wall in Jerusalem. 

In a blog post called 'The Wall of Shame', Ms Papen defended the series of photos which were taken on a three-day road trip through Israel, where she travelled from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, The Telegraph reports.

"I know my mailbox is about to fill up with threats and angriness again - to all the people typing down their ferocity right now, save your energy. I don't even open them," the post reads.

The purpose of the photoshoot was too "push the boundaries of religion and politics even further". 

Ms Papen posts a number of nude photos of her outside world landmarks. 

On her website she describes her way of life was  "a naked form of freedom where masks are torn off and thrown in the ocean," the BBC reports.

Last year, Ms Papen was detained briefly after a naked photoshoot outside the ancient Egyptian temple in Luxor. 

Newshub tried to access Ms Papen's site to read her explanation on why she took the photo but it was blocked by a anti-nudity filter.

The Western Wall is one of the holiest sites in the world for a number of religions. 

Newshub.