Snow covers Jerusalem, with the Dome of the Rock and Western Wall more beautiful than ever

Mail Online | 1/17/2019 | Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline
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Snow covered Jerusalem in a rare flurry which swept across the Holy Land last night, including at the Dome of the Rock and Western Wall.

Citizens of Jerusalem flocked to the streets to enjoy the rare sighting, with some even grabbing hold of their toboggans.

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After a stormy Wednesday afternoon, hail and snow began to descend when nightfall came.

Lights surrounding the Dome of the Rock lit up a beautiful shower of snowflakes swirling around its golden top as snow began to fill the square by the Western Wall.

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Video captured snow falling around the ancient holy sites for the first time in years.

Jerusalem braced for the snow storm, as police prepared to shut down major highways and many local schools and universities said they would close early.

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