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Banksy holds 'apology' street party in the West Bank

Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 00:59

UK street artist Banksy organized a street party in the West Bank to apologize for the Balfour declaration one hundred years after it was signed. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. British street artist Banksy has offered a royal "apology" engraved on Israel's barrier in the occupied West Bank for Britain's endorsement a century ago of the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The work was unveiled on the eve of Thursday's (November 2) centenary of the Balfour Declaration at a mock tea party for Palestinian children at the artist's Walled Off hotel that opened last march in the town of Bethlehem. Palestinians have demanded Britain apologise for a declaration they see as having led to dispossession and suffering. It has refused to do so. The point was hammered home at the event by having an actor dressed as the monarch pulling back a red curtain that covered the etching. A statement issued by Banksy said the work was commissioned from a professional stone carver whose previous credits include Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.

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Banksy holds 'apology' street party in the West Bank

Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 00:59