• Short Summary

    A BLANKET OF SNOW COVERED JERUSALEM YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AS HEAVY FALLS DISRUPTED COMMUNICATIONS AND TRAFFIC MOVEMENTS IN THE HOLY CITY.

  • Description

    A BLANKET OF SNOW COVERED JERUSALEM YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AS HEAVY FALLS DISRUPTED COMMUNICATIONS AND TRAFFIC MOVEMENTS IN THE HOLY CITY. FREAK BLIZZARDS HAVE BROUGHT SEMI-CHAOS TO MUCH OF THE MIDDLE EAST, WITH AT LEAST FIVE DEAD IN JORDAN AS A HOUSE COLLAPSED IN AL MAFRAX, CRUSHED BY THE UNEXPECTED SNOW.

    EVEN THE DESERT REGIONS AROUND JERUSALEM, AND NORMALLY ARID NEGEV DESERT, HAVE BEEN HIT. IN THE CITY ITSELF. CHILDREN PLAYED SNOWBALLS AND TOOK RARE DELIGHT, IN BUILDING SNOWMEN. SNOW BANKED AGAINST THE WAILING WALL, AND TRIMMED THE CITY'S FAMOUS BUILDINGS -DAVID'S TOWER, THE HOLY SEPULCHRE, AND THE MOSQUE OF OMAR.

    REPORTS FROM THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE MIDDLE EAST TELL OF SIMILAR DISRUPTION. IN THE JORDAN VALLEY, SEVERAL FAMILIES WERE HOMELESS LAST NIGHT AS BLIZZARDS TORE AWAY THE TENTS OF BEDOUINS AND ARAB REFUGEES. AMMAN, CAPITAL OF JORDAN, IS VIRTUALLY CUT OFF, ITS AIRPORT CLOSED BY UP TO THREE FEET OF SNOW.

    IN SYRIA, A SIMILAR PICTURE, WITH ABOUT NINE VILLAGES ISOLATED. AND IN THE LEBANON SNOW BLOCKS THE MOUNTAIN PASSES, WITH TEMPERATURES OF MINUS 20 DEGREES CENTIGRADE REGISTERED IN THE SKI RESORTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7AD3IX5BAQ41Z268XOVM0ZTZ6
    Media URN:
    VLVA7AD3IX5BAQ41Z268XOVM0ZTZ6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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