This set contains 10 deferent pictures of magnets that represent Palestine and Banksy graffiti that are painted in Palestine .
1- The dove (Banksy) painted in Bethlehem.
Banksy’s Armored Dove of Peace is a political message meant to criticize those who are part of the Palestine-Iranian conflict. Painted on the concrete part of the West Bank Wall used to separate Palestine and Israeli, the graffiti art features a white dove with its wings out wide in an open arm stance holding an olive branch in its beak which is supposed to be the symbol of peace, but the dove depicted here wears an armored vest with the target pointed at its chest. In an area where tensions between the two groups are at its highest, the image of the armored dove makes a bold statement: Peace cannot be made when the people involved do not want it.
2- A guy throwing flowers (Banksy) painted in Bethlehem.
Rage, the Flower Thrower or Love is in the Air is one of the most iconic stencils by Banksy. It shows a masked Palestinian throwing a bouquet of flowers.
Banksy is known for displaying his works out in the open for the public to view, in places such as walls in the case of Rage, the Flower Thrower. Still, most of his public paintings are often resold, even if it means removing the wall they were painted on.
3- A lady with balloons (Banksy) painted in Ramallah.
Girl With Balloon is Banksy's most iconic image, depicting a young girl reaching for a heart-shaped balloon, just out of her grasp. Fraught with emotive interpretations—some see the girl as losing the balloon, while others see her as on the verge of catching it—it is an allegory of hope, love, and freedom.
4 Girl frisking a soldier (Banksy) painted in Bethlehem.
This image, created by Banksy in 2007 and located on the West Wall of Bethlehem, subverts expectations. The soldier is being frisked by a little girl, rather than the other way around. It is impossible not to realize that the reverse of this image is a more realistic occurrence in Palestine. Banksy manages to portray a controversial idea, children being persecuted, without showing the image of the girl being frisked. Additionally, the image shows how people dehumanize one another, by viewing each other only as threats. As Koensler and Papa write, “Palestine is now the biggest open-air prison of the world” (13). This image demonstrates the limited freedom of Palestinians with role reversal, confronting the audience with a disturbing image of child as persecutor.
5- Palestine Flag
Handala, also Handhala, Hanzala or Hanthala, is a prominent national symbol and personification of the Palestinian people.
The character was created in 1969 by political cartoonist Naji al-Ali, and first took its current form in 1973. Handala became the signature of Naji al-Ali's cartoons and remains an iconic symbol of Palestinian identity and defiance. The character has been described as "portraying war, resistance, and the Palestinian identity with astounding clarity".
The name comes from Citrullus colocynthis , a perennial plant local to the region of Palestine which bears a bitter fruit, grows back when cut and has deep roots.
Handala's impact has continued in the decades after al-Ali's 1987 assassination; today the character remains widely popular as a representative of the Palestinian people, and is found on numerous walls and buildings throughout the West Bank (notably as West Bank Wall graffiti art), Gaza and other Palestinian refugee camps, and as a popular tattoo and jewellery motif. It has also been used by movements such as Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions and the Iranian Green Movement.
7- Visit Palestine
8- Map of shrinking Palestine since 1946
9- Santa with separation Wall
It has been described as one of the most infamous man-made structures in the globe. In some places it is as high as 8 meters (26 feet), making it twice the height of the Berlin Wall. A high concrete barrier, equipped with army watchtowers and military-only roads in some places, or a combination of trenches and electrified fences, monitored by army control rooms in others. It runs 280 miles long, basically the distance between Philadelphia and Boston. It has been under construction for the past 13 years, and is still not done. According to the International Court of Justice, this wall is completely illegal. Are you wondering where this exists? Well, it is in Palestine.
The Israeli Occupation in the West Bank and Gaza started in 1967. Directly after the 1967 war, Israeli policies began to negatively affect the physical, social, and cultural systems in the West Bank. The main aim of the Israeli Occupation was to segregate the urban structure of the West Bank and create an Israeli presence around Palestinian cities and villages.
10- Make Humus Not Walls
is obviously a reference to the 1960's "Make Love Not War"-slogan. The original Banksy version of this is not exactly located as there are not certainties as to which one it is. There are several of these near The Walled Off Hotel, but most likely, they're replicas.