New Murals by Banksy Spotted in Gaza Strip

PHOTO: A mural of a playful-looking kitten, presumably painted by British street artist Banksy, is seen on the remains of a house in Beit Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Strip, Feb. 26, 2015. PlaySuhaib Salem/Reuters
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The anonymous street artist known as Banksy has visited the Gaza Strip, leaving behind several murals, according to the artist's official website.

Banksy is known for creating work with political or satirical messages. One of the paintings in Beit Hanoun features children playing on a guard tower. Another shows a large kitten drawn on the wall of a home that witnesses say was destroyed during Operation Protective Edge, the Israeli war in Gaza during the summer of 2014.

On his website, the artist captioned the kitten photo, saying, "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.”

PHOTO: A mural, presumably painted by British street artist Banksy, is seen on a wall in Beit Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Strip, Feb. 26, 2015. Suhaib Salem/Reuters
A mural, presumably painted by British street artist Banksy, is seen on a wall in Beit Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Strip, Feb. 26, 2015.

The artist also posted a mini-documentary on his site to further show the conditions in Gaza.