Snow in the Middle East: Egypt and Israel in awe and shock
First snow in Cairo in over a century. Could there be a white New Year in Egypt this year?
Domes and minarets were painted white by the snow last Friday as a rare storm swept across the Middle East. For many it was the first time they had ever seen snow.
Throughout Israel and Egypt, there was both awe and shock as almost three feet of snow descended upon their land closing roads in Jerusalem while olive groves were turned white in the West Bank.
The last time they saw snow in Cairo was more than 100 years ago and the city barely averages an inch of rain each year. It was a natural event that for some was so awesome that it prompted one local to describe it as "a gift from God".
Photo by Saleh Mousa via @belharesya on Twitter
Photos of Jerusalem under snow by Lior Zach, Tourist Israel
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