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Early snow surprised many Israelis and Palestinians as a blustery storm, dubbed Alexa, brought heavy snowfall.
Jerusalem was paralysed by its fiercest snowstorm in years.
Snow in Jerusalem piled up to around 37 centimetres while outlying areas had much deeper drifts.
Some roads in Jerusalem were blocked and hundreds of stranded travellers were given temporrary shelter.
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The Gaza Strip was spared from snow, but hundreds of houses were flooded as it was lashed by torrential rain.
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Snow also blanketed most regions of Jordan, blocking highways, causing power cuts across Amman and closing down schools.
Snow and freezing temperatures added to the plight of Syrian refugees living in makeshift camps in Lebanon.
Snow has also fallen in Syria, where this man was pictured walking through a besieged area in the city of Homs.