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Over 350 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean last week have boarded a quarantine ship in order to undergo Covid-19 checks before being allowed into Palermo, Sicily

A fishing boat carrying nearly 370 migrants landed overnight on the Italian island of Lampedusa, where the main holding centre is already overcrowded.

Italian coastguard says evacuates 49 from <em>Banksy</em> rescue ship

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Italian coastguard says evacuates 49 from Banksy rescue ship

The German-flagged MV Louise Michel said it was stranded and needed urgent help after lending assistance to a boat that was carrying at least one dead migrant.

<em>Banksy</em>-funded Mediterranean rescue boat calls for urgent help

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Banksy-funded Mediterranean rescue boat calls for urgent help

A Banksy-funded rescue vessel has said it is overcrowded and unable to move after rescuing two boats in the Mediterranean, and has at ...

<em>Banksy</em> triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital

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Banksy triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital

A Palestinian hospital in the occupied West Bank is set to receive a large donation, after British street artist Banksy raised nearly ...

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Banksy to donate sale of artwork to Palestinian hospital

British street artist Banksy is to donate the proceeds from the auction of one of his works, valued at over $1 million, to a Palestinian hospital.

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Mysterious artist Banksy unveils dark nativity in Bethlehem

A manger scene juxtaposed against concrete blocks seemingly pierced by a mortar shell: with Christmas looming, Banksy reveals his ...

Florence Dixon

Mashrou Leila light up London's Roundhouse in edgy defiance

'This is f***ing realness!': Lebanese band Mashrou Leila kick off their first UK tour at London's edgy venue Roundhouse with their charismatic ...

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Banksy-backed Kurdish journalist released by Turkey following painting detention

Zehra Dogan, a Kurdish journalist and artist, has been released from prison in Turkey after being accused of producing 'terrorist propaganda'.

<em>Banksy</em> pro-Palestine artwork sparks spat with Israeli art collector

The New Arab

Banksy pro-Palestine artwork sparks spat with Israeli art collector

The secretive underground British artist displayed new Palestine artwork of Israel's separation wall at the World Travel Market London ...

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Banksy unveils mural in support of jailed Turkish artist

A new mural emblazoned on a Manhattan wall highlights the plight of Kurdish artist Zehra Dogan, serving a prison sentence for one of her ...

Trump's decision haunts Christmas in Bethlehem

The New Arab & agencies

Trump's decision haunts Christmas in Bethlehem

In Manger Square, next to the Church of the Nativity built over Jesus' traditional birth grotto, some merchants blamed Trump for a drop in ...

Danny Boyle and <em>Banksy</em> stage alternative nativity in Bethlehem

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Danny Boyle and Banksy stage alternative nativity in Bethlehem

A new documentary will follow Banksy and Danny Boyle's attempt to put together an unorthodox nativity play set in Jesus' birthplace, ...

Nazareth's mystery mural as an emblem of Palestinian resistance

Gawan Mac Greigair

Nazareth's mystery mural as an emblem of Palestinian resistance

In-depth: The Israeli authorities have painted over a mural dedicated to the 1948 Nakba seven times - but local activists continue to repaint ...

Er, Sorry: <em>Banksy</em> holds Balfour 'apology party' for Palestinians Er, Sorry: Banksy holds Balfour 'apology party' for Palestinians

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Er, Sorry: Banksy holds Balfour 'apology party' for Palestinians

Thursday marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, when the British government said it viewed 'with favour the establishment in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Writing's on the wall for Trump in West Bank

New graffiti featuring Trump and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on the West Bank separation wall has been criticised for undermining the purpose of painting on the wall.

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Palestine is 2017's fastest-growing tourist destination

'Banksy tourism' could be behind the massive tourism boost in Palestine, but whatever it is attracting visitors, it's helping bring the ...

The New Arab

West Bank barrier graffiti mocks Trump's love of walls

Two murals have appeared on the wall between Bethlehem and Israel depicting Donald Trump hugging the barriers and tell one, "I'm going to build ...

Tom Charles

Can London's Palestine Expo help redress Israel bias?

Comment: While solidarity with Palestine becomes more mainstream, UK and international institutions still firmly favour Israel, writes Tom ...

Banksy's hotel isn’t gentrification, it's an invitation to Palestine

Rory Evans

Banksy's hotel isn’t gentrification, it's an invitation to Palestine

Comment: The Walled Off hotel may draw people away from Israel's carefully constructed narrative, writes Rory Evans.

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Banksy's Palestine hotel has world's worst view ever

British street artist Banksy opened on Friday a hotel in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, as part of his latest artwork in the ...

The street artist exposing world's 'dirty legacy' in Yemen

Fred Searle

The street artist exposing world's 'dirty legacy' in Yemen

Murad Subay, recent winner of the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award, scrawls messages of hope as he carves out his own place in ...

Just what refugees need: <em>Banksy</em> and Zuckerberg

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Just what refugees need: Banksy and Zuckerberg

Blog: Graffiti artist Banksy and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have made proposals over the past few days attempting to help ...

<em>Banksy</em> and a Palestinian artist beyond boycott

The New Arab

Banksy and a Palestinian artist beyond boycott

Blog: After a Palestinian artist protested against Israeli participation in "Dismaland", questions have been raised around Banksy's attitude ...

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