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Winter Storm Descends on Israel

As we anticipated earlier this week, a winter storm has descended upon Israel, dumping snow on Jerusalem and shutting down schools and roads. Yediot Achronot reports on the severe winter weather that has arrived in the Holy Land:

Snow and sleet fell in Jerusalem, the Galilee and Golan Heights and rain poured on the center as a much anticipated winter storm reached Israel Thursday, forcing schools and roads to close across the nation, as Israel braced for the looming cold front.

One boy was killed in a car accident Wednesday noon, joining three others killed as a result of the snow throughout the region.

Though more common in recent years, pristine snow-covered roads and mountains are still a rarity in Israel, and, for lack of better infrastructure, still pose a security risk, forcing local authorizes to shut down the roads leading to a number of central spots in the north, namely the roads leading up to Safed and the Golan Heights.

The Fellowship is on the ground, helping Israel’s neediest. Learn how you can help with our ongoing Operation Warmth project.

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