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Banksy Reveals New And Powerful Political Works In Gaza, Palestine (Photos)

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One of the great things about art is that it's a universal medium that everyone can understand.

Remember when we showed you that Greek artist who used his artwork to protest the Greek government?

Well, there's another artist out there who's transforming his frustrations into artwork that makes a pretty powerful political statement.

The infamously secretive street artist Banksy recently popped up in Palestine with a new series of graffiti that sends a strong message about this war-torn region of the world.

His latest series showcases four murals, which are all strategically placed in carefully chosen locations that really emphasize the devastating conditions in Gaza.

They're backdrops really add to the overall impact of the political messages Banksy is trying to communicate through his artwork.

Along with his latest artwork, the elusive artist also released a satirical, two-minute video highlighting the horrors faced by those living in this war zone along with two quotes:

Gaza is often described as 'the world's largest open air prison' because no-one is allowed to enter or leave. But that seems a bit unfair to prisons -- they don't have their electricity and drinking water cut off randomly almost everyday.

And:

A local man came up and said 'Please -- what does this mean?' I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website – but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens.

It's not hard to see Banksy's art serves as a powerful form of peaceful protest that brings attention to the devastating effects of war.

Banksy just unveiled four new pieces of street art in Gaza.

There's one with kids swinging from a surveillance tower...

...and another mural named "Bomb Damage."

It's not hard to see the location of this one is quite fitting.

Banksy also painted a kitten clad in a pink bow...

...which stands out amongst the ruins of this devastated city.

This stenciled quote packs a pretty powerful message about Palestine's political state.

Check out Banksy's video from his trip to Palestine below.

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Citations: Banksy Unveils A New Series Of Pieces In Gaza, Palestine (Street Art News)