Gaza man ‘duped’ over Banksy mural

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Published: Wednesday 1st April 2015 by The News Editor

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A Gaza man says he has been duped into selling a valuable work by British graffiti artist Banksy for less than £120.

The popular street artist is believed to have visited Gaza in February, leaving behind four murals. One, depicting the Greek goddess Niobe, was drawn on a door, the last remnant of a two-storey house belonging to the Dardouna family in northern Gaza.

Unaware of its value, 33-year-old Rabie Dardouna said he was tricked into selling the door to an eager local artist for just 700 shekels. He now wants the door back.

The artist who bought the door, Belal Khaled, said he did not mean to trick anyone, adding he just wants to protect the painting and has no intention of profiting.

Published: Wednesday 1st April 2015 by The News Editor

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