• Short Summary

    A HEAVY BLANKET OF SNOW LAY OVER PARTS OF ISRAEL YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AS A WEEK OF STORMS REACHED A CLIMAX.

  • Description

    A HEAVY BLANKET OF SNOW LAY OVER PARTS OF ISRAEL YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AS A WEEK OF STORMS REACHED A CLIMAX. SNOWFALLS WERE REPORTED FROM JERUSALEM, THE GALILEAN CITY OF SAFED AND THE HILLS AROUND HEBRON, IN THE ISRAELI OCCUPIED WEST BANK OF THE JORDAN.

    IN JERUSALEM, THICK SNOW COVERED THE WAILING WALL AND THE DOME OF THE ROCK.

    THE SNOWSTORMS FOLLOWED A WEEK-LONG SPELL OF RECORD DOWNPOURS THAT CAUSED WIDE-SPREAD FLOODING IN THE GALILEE AREA.

    THE ISRAELI OCCUPIED SYRIAN GOLAN HEIGHTS LAY UNDER A HEAVY COVER OF SNOW THAT SPREAD AS FAR AS THE JUDEAN MOUNTAINS.

    VILLAGES WERE FLOODED AS WATER POURED DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINOUS REGIONS TO THE NORTH, RAISING THE LEVEL OF THE LAND-BOUND SEA OF GALILEE.

    MOST OF ISRAEL WAS PLUNGED INTO DARKNESS AS THE STORMS DISRUPTED POWER LINES BETWEEN TEL AVIV AND HAIFA. BOTH TEL AVIV AND JERUSALEM WERE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY FOR NEARLY THREE HOURS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE84HJRTYA1F4O9UKG1PW6MAUK
    Media URN:
    VLVAE84HJRTYA1F4O9UKG1PW6MAUK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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