Friday, August 05, 2005

West Bank, Palestine - Subversive English street artist Banksy left nine satirical paintings on the Palestinian side of Israel's partially built apartheid wall. He was threatened by Israeli soldiers who fired warning shots but was otherwise able to paint without incident. A protest against the wall later in the day left five injured and 17 arrested. Demonstrators have been trying to enforce international law by stoping construction of the wall and dismantling it. Israel has consitently defied the U.N.'s World Court who declared the wall illegal and has attacked and shot individuals who have tried to dismantle it.