While touring Silwan with Israelis, led by a Tel Aviv univ professor we were asked by a settler who wished to use the pool as a mikva to leave the area. As we had been there first we told him that he could either disrobe and use it in our presence or wait until we were finished with the tour. Not having a sense of humor he returned immediately with a settler armed guard who asked us to leave the area so the settler could use the mikva. We again refused stating that we had been there first. Seeing that we would not leave the area, they left, not without some verbal harassment from one of the settlers there. If they have little respect for other Israelis who are not religious what is their attitude towards their neighbor there?
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from the article: Life in Silwan: Unbearable for Jews and Palestinians alike