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Snow Falls in Jerusalem; Flood Waters Make Roads Impassable; Crop Damage Feared

The city of Jerusalem and its environs today presented a rare picture of snow and ice following a snowfall preceded by storm and rein.

Residents of Jerusalem, who seldom see snow, awoke yesterday morning to find the roofs of their houses, of towers and mosques, covered with a thick layer of snow, while the entire road from Hebron to Ramalla was made entirely impassable by flood waters, compelling the High Commissioner to interrupt his tour of Northern Palestine.

Palestine has not had so much rain for over a decade. The total quantity of rain. which averages annually about 700 millimeters, has already reached over 1,200 millimeters. Jewish settlers in the agricultural colonies fear that the abundance of rain will adversely affect crops. In some regions crops are reported to have already damaged.