Published: 2017-10-30 11:20
Last Updated: 2017-10-30 12:33
Tourists were amused by a mural depicting US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sharing a kiss on the lips, after it popped up on the apartheid wall, which separates Israel from the West Bank, overnight on Monday.
The mural is believed to be the work of Australian graffiti artist Lushsux, reported Reuters.
Hiding his face under a headdress, Lushsux told Reuters that he was hoping his painting would “draw attention to Palestinians stuck in ‘an indoor prison.’”
Lushsux told Reuters, with an Australian English accent, that “the wall is a message in itself. I don’t need to write ‘Free Palestine’ or something like that, something really direct ... that people will ignore.
“I just paint what I usually paint and maybe people will start looking at the background and looking at the razor wire and looking at people stuck in here, and maybe that’ll work better.”
Hours after Lushsux drew his mural, someone painted over it, according to News.com.au.
Palestinian locals walk past the mural depicting US President Donald Trump kissing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AFP)
This mural is also believed to be the work of Lushsux:
The separation wall, on both sides of it, has become a large canvas for Palestinians and international tourists and artists to voice their opinions on and feelings towards the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.