Jerusalem Students Volunteer to Protect Tourists from Harassment

University students here have volunteered for special police squads to protect tourists from various forms of harassment and physical assault to which they have been subjected to increasingly in recent weeks at public places. A spokesman for the Municipality mentioned the Silwan Pool and the observation point near the Intercontinental Hotel in particular as sites where tourists have been annoyed by beggars and unlicensed would-be guides. He said that girls have been molested by local youths in a tunnel leading from the spring to the pool at Silwan. The student volunteers will wear special uniforms and will be stationed in the Wailing Wall area, the Holy Sepulcher area and the Jaffa and Damascus gates.

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