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British graffiti artist Banksy door art in legal row

By PA Reporter

Published 10/04/2015

A metal door depicting a Greek goddess, thought to have been painted by British street artist Banksy in Gaza (AP)
A metal door depicting a Greek goddess, thought to have been painted by British street artist Banksy in Gaza (AP)

Police in Gaza say they have seized a door bearing a drawing by British graffiti artist Banksy after the door's owner said he was tricked into selling it for less than $200 (£135).

The popular street artist is believed to have entered Gaza earlier this year, leaving behind four murals, including one of a Greek goddess drawn on a metal door.

The door was the last remaining part of the Dardouna family's house, which was destroyed in last year's war.

Police spokesman Ayman Batniji said the door was seized following a court order and a complaint by Rabie Dardouna.

Claiming to be unaware of its potential worth, Dardouna sold the door to a local artist.

The court is expected to decide the door's rightful owner.

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