The heaviest snowfall in decades has blocked roads across Israel Nationwide, thousands of households are still without power and schools and governmental services are shuttered.
From the Times of Israel:
Twenty thousand households were still
without power nationwide as of Saturday evening, including 8,000 in
Jerusalem and its environs, as well as more than 1,000 in Safed. Some 80
villages around Jerusalem had been without power at the height of the
storm, and some 30 were still disconnected on Saturday evening. At least
three villages in the Golan Heights, which is better equipped to handle
storms and snowfall, had been without electricity over the weekend, but
were reconnected Saturday night.
Four deaths have been blamed on the weather. The army said it was using armored vehicles to distribute aid to areas cut off by the bad weather.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said his municipality was still
working “in a state of emergency,” grappling with a “storm of
The damage caused by the storm was assessed at over $34 million, according to Israel Radio .
And because its Israel, volunteers distributed Shabbat Challah for those who couldn't make it to the market
General Mahmoud Awad Damra (Abu Awad) assistant adviser to President Mahmoud
Abbas for Provincial Affairs has posted this photo of himself topless on Facebook, sipping a cup of coffee.
Keeping it classy.