Snow falls on Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Snow piled up on the Golan Heights and in the Galilee, and dusted Jerusalem as rain, hail and strong winds swept the rest of Israel.

Schools in the Golan Heights were canceled and roads were closed to traffic. Six inches to a foot of snow fell on Israel’s only skiing site, Mount Hermon, which was closed Thursday.

The Jerusalem municipality was prepared in advance with snow plows, bulldozers and salt.

The rain and unseasonably cold weather are expected to continue through Saturday.

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