Palestinians hit back at graffiti tourists

Jaclynn Ashly, a freelance journalist based in Bethlehem, Palestine who centres her work on politics, human rights and culture in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory narrates how “Palestinians take action against graffiti wall tourism blamed for turning occupation realities into tourist recreation. She strongly disapproves of how tourists drop in and out of The Walled Off Hotel to spray graffiti slogans, murals and their names onto a chain of concrete slabs. She rejects the notion that “a structure that has brought pain and suffering to their lives has become, for all practical purposes, a source of excitement and fantasy for tourists staying at the hotel”. Angry Palestinians go to the spot by night “to add their own touches to the wall by defacing the art on the concrete”.
Read full account in Al Jazeera