TWO murals depicting an oversized Donald Trump have appeared on Israel’s West Bank separation barrier, just yards from where elusive British artist Banksy decorated a hotel earlier this year.

The new drawings, which resemble Banksy’s earlier art, popped up on the edge of Bethlehem, the Palestinian city where the barrier largely consists of a wall of towering slabs of concrete.

In one scene, the US president is shown hugging and kissing a real Israeli army watchtower built into the wall, as his left arm reaches around the tower. Little pink hearts flutter from Trump’s mouth.

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In another drawing, Trump is depicted wearing a Jewish skullcap and placing a hand on a wall — a scene taken from his May visit to Jerusalem’s Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray.

A thought bubble next to him says “I’m going to build you a brother”, a possible reference to Trump’s plans for a wall between the US and Mexico.

It is not clear if the new murals are indeed the work of Banksy.

The new graffiti is just a few metres from The Walled Off Hotel, a Palestinian-run guest house that opened earlier this year and sarcastically bills itself as having the “worst view in the world”.

The hotel was decorated with Banksy’s trademark political murals, including one in “Banksy’s Room” that shows a masked Palestinian and an Israeli soldier in a pillow fight.