Hikers turn natural spring outside Jerusalem into a bubble bath
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Hikers turn natural spring outside Jerusalem into a bubble bath

Authorities say they’ll clean up Lifta pool, investigate incident; same thing reportedly happened elsewhere 3 weeks before

Hikers pour soap into the Lifta spring (screen capture: Channel 12)
Hikers pour soap into the Lifta spring (screen capture: Channel 12)

Hikers poured soap into a natural spring outside Jerusalem on Saturday, filling the Lifta pool with bubbles and prompting park officials to investigate the vandalism.

Ella Mor, an eyewitness, described the incident to Channel 12.

“We arrived at the spring and saw several hikers there, and the water was fine. When we came back an hour and a half later, it was all white and soapy,” she said. “At first we didn’t understand what it was, and when we came closer, we smelled soap.

“I am urging the public, protect our natural [sites]. Alongside the whole path, we saw litter and mess, it’s such a shame that hikers leave garbage behind and don’t take care of nature sites,” she added.

Nature and Parks Authority officials said they were investigating, according to the network.

The officials also said they would clean up the spring.

The TV report said a similar incident took place three weeks ago at a different natural pool in Jerusalem.

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