Friday, 27 February 2015
The anonymous but eminent British artist known as Banksy has again taken aim at Israel's policies regarding the Palestinians, and the daily injustices that they face. Sneaking into the Gaza strip and filming the devastation in the wake of last summers IDF Operation Protective Edge. The two minute video is entitled "Make this the year you discover a new destination". Showing us what the mainstream media do not want us to know or see. Depicting for us the lives of the ordinary Palestinian . The destruction that he witnesses was the result of the 50 day conflict which saw 539 Palestinian children dead, and close to 3,000 injured. In total more than 2,000 Palestinians were killed according to United Nations figures.l
Utilising the language of a low budget tourist video, with the footage of the Palestinians quarantined within. A brilliant charged combination of art and politics in a place now devoid of beauty.
And we should remember that today and tomorrow, children like the ones portrayed in the video, will continue to play amid the rubble and destroyed building, and that resistance is existence, that existence is resistance.
Posted by teifidancer at 12:48