Salaries just rose dramatically on the West Bank, at least for people with a modem and a paint spray can. Customers of Dutch website Send a message pay 30 euro — three times the average daily salary in the area, apparently — to have their personal message sprayed on the Israeli separation “fence”, writes Haaretz. The local Palestinian contact Faris Arouri briefed the website owners about the price:
We told the Dutch organizers it was overpriced, but they insisted it’d help market it as an exclusive and precious gift.
The taggers operate in teams of three — one sprays, one takes a photo to document it, and one proofreads.