Rare snow falls in Israel

Rare snow falls in Israel

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Palestinian youth throw snowballs in the West Bank city of Hebron as wintry weather swept through the region on March 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

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KING5.com

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 3 at 6:57 PM

About six inches of snow fell in Jerusalem, Israel Friday, bringing public transportation to a halt and giving children a day off from school.

Most of it melted within a few hours, but more snow is expected to fall there overnight and through the weekend. Temperatures are freezing with strong winds.

This was the first time snow fell in Israel in four years, according to the Washington Post.

 

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