One evening, we were invited by some Israeli's to go for an illicit bout of spa bathing. This is somewhere in the foothills of the Golan, about 10 metres from the Jordanian border, in ruins of an old Roman spa complex. The area is overgrown and in the dark it is like being in the jungle. The site is closed because of a dispute among archaelogical authorities. The dispute of some 50 years standing has not been solved yet.
Here some of us are in the water of the old bath. The roof has caved in and the rubble now forms the floor of the ruin bath. One can just see this in the clear water. It makes standing difficult. The water is from a natural source and is maintained at this level by the source and natural pressure. Temp is just below 40°C, which is quite warm.
That evening, we had some trouble with Palestinians who were after our belongings that were left at the pool-side, as we went for the swim. A young man was seen, trying to reach into the sweatsuit pockets of one of our hosts and that set the cat among the pigeons.