Yerushalayim Hit By Worst Snowstorm in 20 Years, 8 Inches Blanket City

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Snow covers the Dome of the Rock on the compound know to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount after the worst snowstorm to hit Jerusalem for 20 years

Snow-covered valleys made Jerusalem look more like the Alps than the Middle East

A Palestinian policeman shirks the usual decoration to dress his snowman in the West Bank city of Ramallah

A Palestinian throws a snowball in the snow-covered Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem

An Orthodox Jewish man sits on the snow-covered ground at the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem

Playing: Orthodox Jews enjoy the weather in the Mea Shearim religious neighbourhood as heavy snow falls on the city

This Jewish man didn't let the weather stop him from saying prays at the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem

Stormy weather conditions continued in Jerusalem today with snow, torrential rains and strong winds across the region

A Muslim man prays in the snow in front of the Dome of the Rock inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound of Jerusalem's old city

The heavy snowfall has turned much of Jerusalem into a winter wonderland

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enjoys the snow with his family today as snow as affected several parts of the Middle East

Public transport has ground to a halt after the unusual snowstorm hit Jerusalem

Public transport has ground to halt as a result of heavy snow in Jerusalem

Orthodox Jews enjoy the wintry weather by building snowmen in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem

The heavy snow has caused problems for people trying to get around in Jerusalem as public transport has virtually ground to a halt

A Palestinian security officer puts the finishing touches to his snowman decorated with a Palestinian flag in the West Bank city of Hebron

The snowstorm is so heavy an Israeli is able to go snowboarding in Jerusalem's French Hill neighbourhood

A Jewish man walks as snow falls at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem as the city was transformed into a winter wonderland

Two Jews fashion their own protection from the inclement weather as they walk the streets covered in slush

Children huddle round as the snow continues to fall and an older man helps them build a snowman

Two females wrapped up warm to protect themselves from the icy chill build snow figures down an alley way today

Children makes snow angles in the heaviest snowfall to hit Jerusalem since 1992

Israel's emergency services have had hundreds of calls since the snow fell including vehicles trapped by unexpected flooding

Palestinians play in the snow next to a section of Israel's separation barrier in Qalandia between Jerusalem and the West bank city of Ramallah

Snowball fights erupt around the Dome of the Rock where up to eight inches has fallen since last night

A Palestinian builds a snowman in the old city of Jerusalem - and even adds a hat and scarf to keep the figure warm

The last heavy snowstorm in Jerusalem was in 1992

A Palestinian man plays in the snow as it covers the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound behind him

An orthodox Jewish man walks in the snow in the Mea Shearim religious neighborhood



  1. Can someone at matzav please explain why we’re being treated to the sight of Arabs making snow angels and snowballs on Har Habayis? Is it to continue the aveilus on the churban that we were feeling on Friday Asara B’Teves?
    And why exactly would you think any of your readers would enjoy the photo of a snowman brandishing a Palestinian flag?

  2. I was a talmid in yerushalain ???? or ???? there was as big a snow as this maybe even bigger. and everthing was shut down for a few days no no driving no deliveries no stores open etc we as students living in an apartment never stocked food so in the snow we were pretty much had no food in the apartment and had to get help from other people.
    We still had alot of fun.


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