My mom is from Bethlehem and I think Banksy gives more publicity to the lunacy over there and the stupidity of the wall more than anyone or anything has done to this point. I welcome the artistic statement that his hotel and Banksy make about the wall, the divide and the whole sad Palestinian situation.
Profit off the hotel? To be able to get to his hotel, tourists have to get through a ton of propaganda and countless checkpoints and closures, plus it totals 12 rooms. Anyone who has had and has an investment in the holy land does it for the love and not the profit. I’ve watched this occupation bankrupt a great many people.