Just think children won’t know what snow is 😀
By Paul Homewood
JERUSALEM: The heaviest snowfall in decades blocked roads across Israel and the West Bank yesterday, while torrential rains flooded areas of the Gaza Strip.
The heavy snow, which stopped falling last afternoon, prompted Israeli authorities to interrupt the Jewish sabbath to lay on relief trains.
Nationwide, some 30,000 households were without electricity, nearly 9,000 of them in Jerusalem, the Israel Electric Corp said.
Jerusalem city workers managed to clear most roads of drifting snow but appealed to residents to stay at home as fallen trees posed a persistent traffic hazard.
Few had ventured out, apart from observant Jews walking to synagogues.
The two main highways into the city, which climb to around 795 metres above sea level, remained closed in both directions for a third straight day.
Jerusalem-based meteorologist Boaz Nechemia said that between 45 and 60 centimetres of snow had accumulated in…
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