May 27, 2022

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The highly anticipated snowstorm has finally hit Israel blanketing Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria with 10 centimeters of powder.

The snow started falling in Jerusalem on Wednesday night, as predicted by weather forecasts and forcing the closure of the main highway into the capital. All schools in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria were subsequently canceled due to the storm.

The snow is also creating new streams in Samarai like the one below:

Also in Jerusalem, a flock of deer pranced by in the snow:


Muslims on the Temple Mount took the opportunity to have a snowball fight in their “third holiest” site in Islam:


Below is the beginning of the snow in the Samaria region:

A severe weather system, called “Elpise,” foresaw snow in northern Israel from early Wednesday morning. The snowfall spread steadily southward throughout the day.

The first flakes fell in Jerusalem at approximately 7:30 p.m. and were expected to continue for most of the night, stacking the white stuff at least 10 centimeters deep.