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PHOTOS: Snow on Jerusalem's holy and unholy monuments

Snow blankets Jerusalem and the hilly West Bank late Thursday and Friday, shutting down roads and highways, covering holy sites and the separation wall alike. In Gaza, heavy rain causes flooding in the war-torn Strip.

Snow covers the Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem, February 20, 2015. (Photo by Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Activestills.org)

Snow covers the Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem, February 20, 2015. (Photo by Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Activestills.org)

Palestinian children make a snow model of the Dome of the Rock in front on Al Aqsa Mosque compound, February 20, 2015. (Photo by Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Activestills.org)

Palestinian children make a snow model of the Dome of the Rock in front on Al Aqsa Mosque compound, February 20, 2015. (Photo by Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Activestills.org)

Jewish worshipers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, February 20, 2015. (Photo by Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Activestills.org)

Jewish worshipers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, February 20, 2015. (Photo by Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Activestills.org)

Snow around the separation wall that surrounds the Shuafat Refugee Camp in East Jerusalem, February 20, 2015. (Photo by Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Snow around the separation wall that surrounds the Shuafat Refugee Camp in East Jerusalem, February 20, 2015. (Photo by Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Snow on the Church of Mary Magdalene in East Jerusalem, February 20, 2015. (Photo by Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Activestills.org)

Snow on the Church of Mary Magdalene in East Jerusalem, February 20, 2015. (Photo by Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Activestills.org)

A Jewish man prays in the snow at the Western Wall, February 20, 2015. (Photo by Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Activestills.org)

A Jewish man prays in the snow at the Western Wall, February 20, 2015. (Photo by Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Activestills.org)

An elderly man climbs snow-covered stairs leading up to the Dome of the Rock, East Jerusalem, February 20, 2015. (Photo by Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Activestills.org)

An elderly man climbs snow-covered stairs leading up to the Dome of the Rock, East Jerusalem, February 20, 2015. (Photo by Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Activestills.org)

Snow covers the West Bank city of Ramallah, February 20, 2015. (Photo by Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Snow covers the West Bank city of Ramallah, February 20, 2015. (Photo by Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

A Palestinian woman and girl use a makeshift bridge to cross a flooded street during the winter storm in Al Shati Refugee Camp, Gaza City, February 19, 2015. (Ann Paq/Activestills.org) The poor infrastructure in Gaza resulted in flooding in the streets and sewage overflow. Bad weather conditions especially affected the tens of thousands of Palestinians who lost their homes during last summer’s Israeli offensive, during which 18,000 housing units were destroyed. Many of them remain in shelters or in their damaged homes.

A Palestinian woman and girl use a makeshift bridge to cross a flooded street during the winter storm in Al Shati Refugee Camp, Gaza City, February 19, 2015. (Ann Paq/Activestills.org) The poor infrastructure in Gaza resulted in flooding in the streets and sewage overflow. Bad weather conditions especially affected the tens of thousands of Palestinians who lost their homes during last summer’s Israeli offensive, during which 18,000 housing units were destroyed. Many of them remain in shelters or in their damaged homes.

Palestinian children warm themselves around a fire during THE winter storm in Al Shati Refugee Camp, Gaza City, February 19, 2015. (Photo by Ann Paq/Activestills.org)

Palestinian children warm themselves around a fire during the winter storm in Al Shati Refugee Camp, Gaza City, February 19, 2015. (Photo by Ann Paq/Activestills.org)

 

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    1. Pedro X

      What Active Stills and 972mag do not show. Elder of Ziyon has pictures of a terrorist Palestinian snowman complete with balaclava and arsenal of rocks built in front of the Al-Asqa mosque. Another picture shows a M75 missile snow sculpture. It is not surprising that 972mag did not show these unholy monuments as they might reflect badly on Arab Palestinians.

      http://elderofziyon.blogspot.ca/2015/02/a-snowman-terrorist-on-temple-mount.html

      It is not surprising that 972mag did not show any human interest stories or pictures about Jews and Israel in the snow. The Times of Israel has pictures taken by Hatzollah of Zaka volunteers transporting a bride and groom to their wedding. Then there is the story of the MDA delivering a baby during the snow storm.

      Israel has dispatched dozens of ambulances to spots where people might incur problems with the snow and hundreds of vehicles have been sent to combat the snow on the roads. And there is not one picture covering this effort on 972mag because none of it shows Jews in a negative light.

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      • Brian

        What’s wrong with the Jewish guy praying and the two guys at the Western Wall?
        The abominable snowman! Lol! Better get “K” right on it!
        I’m still so mad that Israel Hayom failed to cover that kindly Palestinian Good “Samarian” story the other day. I write them every morning to kvetch and its gone over real well.

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      • Regna

        What a wonderful site to prove your Hasbara’s valuable info.
        At first I didn’t want to comment. But seeing the comments in that site forced me to.
        Step it up m8 🙂

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      • Marshalldoc

        A textbook example of Zionist ‘Pre-Traumitc Stress Disorder’… obsessing over ‘terrorists’ & ‘weapons’ made of snow… get a grip, and some therapy.

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    2. Pedro X

      The picture of the old man climbing the stairs to the Al-Asqa Mosque is interesting since the Palestinians could not be bothered to get out a shovel and remove the snow from the steps leading to their holiest shrine.

      However the Palestinians were able to get out in the snow to carry out acts of terrorism against Jews in Judea and Samaria. An armed five man terrorist team were apprehended attempting to carry out a terrorist attack adjacent Amona. An Israeli vehicle had a bullet shot through its front windshield in an attempt to kill the driver.

      Meanwhile rocks were thrown at Jewish vehicles in several locations in Judea and Samaria. At the incline leading to Psagot north of Jerusalem rocks were hurled and damage was caused to one car’s windshield. Rocks were hurled atg cars near Shiloh. In Jelazoun adjacent to Beit El and Kfar Kadum in Samaria there were Arab riots, as their opposition to the state of Israel apparently overcame the low temperatures and snow.

      Yet Palestinians could not summon the energy to shovel off the steps of the Al-Asqa Mosque.

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      • Felix Reichert

        The picture of the wailing wall is interesting as well. Apparently Jews didn’t bother removing the snow in front of it, but at the same time commited dozens of terrorist acts on Palestinians the same day.

        Oh shit…

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      • bryan

        You occupy an entire country and then you complain about a few stones being thrown towards you – perhaps you should have checked out whether the land was unoccupied before you claimed your supposed “inheritance”. It’s still not too late to make peace with the natives.

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        • Pedro X

          Yes, those silly Jews who complain about their children and love ones being killed. You know like the parents of Adele Biton or the parents of the near death victim, a 11 year old Israeli girl with third degree burns covering more than half her body. Or listen to this complaining Jew who lost the love of her life, not to mention almost her life and the life of her unborn child, in an attack, on their family while traveling to a Seder meal at her mother’s house.

          “Hadas Mizrahi, the late officer’s pregnant wife, who was moderately injured in the attack, was released from the hospital for the funeral.

          “Instead of growing old together and watching the seasons pass, with the shriek of a bullet, I lost the love of my life,”

          “The children are crying and cannot believe it,”

          “Who will teach them dedication and perseverance? Who will provide them with the personal example, which, even in your last moments, you gave them?”

          In the attack the deceased and his wife were each struck by two bullets. The wife grabbed the steering wheel after her husband was hit and saved her life and the lives of her children who were also in the car, not to mention her unborn child.

          Why were they shot, because they were Jews. Now why would anyone complain about something so trivial as Jews being killed?

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          • Bruce Gould

            Philosophy question: Let’s say some international court of law convicts Israel of war crimes, ethnic cleansing, genocide, human rights violations, whatever….of course this couldn’t happen in reality but just say hypothetically speaking it did. If that happened would it mean that I, as a Jew, bear some responsibility? Israel is the Jewish state, right?

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          • Brian

            Semantically-related political question:

            Dear AIPAC member:
            You object to your organization and its allied lobbyists being called the Jewish Lobby. But you insist on Israel being called the Jewish State. If “the Jewish Lobby” injects a note of distortion and prejudice into the debate, then why does “the Jewish State” not inject a note of distortion and prejudice into the debate? Or to put the same question another way, why does “the Jewish Lobby” not fairly designate AIPAC, but “the Jewish State” fairly designates Israel?
            Please explain.

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          • Brian

            Of course no one thinks Jews are silly for complaining about their children being killed. What an absurdity. What people find puzzling if not silly is why those same Jews would place their children at plain risk for being killed by employing those children in a plainly illegal, aggressive, incessant settlement enterprise, and why the average Israeli citizen, whose taxes endlessly support this deadly craziness at the expense of other vital Israeli needs,so meekly accepts this. The killing of these people is horrible and unjustifiable but these people were killed for being settlers not for being Jewish people.

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          • Bryan

            “Between 1949 and 1956, 286 Israeli civilians were killed. During the same period, excluding the Suez War, 258 Israeli soldiers were killed. Between 2,700 and 5,000 Arab infiltrators were killed. It is unclear whether these Arabs were really infiltrators or were simply unauthorized crossers, as many Palestinians were crossing into Israel for economic reasons.” Such killings have continued ever since, with, for instance, 38 Palestinians killed by Israeli civilians in 1994 alone. It is clear that Israelis (like Adele Biton’s parents who moved to the illegal settlement of Yakir, deep in the West Bank) are illegal infiltrators intent upon creating illegal colonies and forcing out the native population. Please tell me whether you condemn the killing of all infiltrators and of all civilians, because it seems you wrath is directed only at the killing of a small number of Jewish infiltrators, and you happily condone the killing of hugely larger numbers of resident Palestinian civilians. (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_Israeli%E2%80%93Palestinian_conflict)

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          • C.C. DeVille

            More Islamaphobia from a likey source. Bryan, surely you don’t think that Arabs would murder a Jew for living in a space that is disputed. Sort of am extreme measure that Arabs are evolved enough to understand.

            Secondly, instead of using the word infiltrator to obscure the difference between hostile combatants and benign civilians, be honest.

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      • Bryan

        What is it with this infatuation with the hurling of “rocks”? I assume the Palestinians are all Olympic medalists in the shot-putt. If one is to get any decent range and accuracy one uses a sling (as immortalised by famous Palestinians in the past – see 2 Kings 3:25, 1 Chronicles 12:2, and 2 Chronicles 26:14) and this restricts you to using a small stone as a projectile.

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    3. Brian

      Those of you with a subscription really should read this article about Hebron. Those of you not reading Haaretz regularly miss out on a crucial part of the debate, a crucial part of Israel’s national conversation, in my opinion, without which it is not possible to fully grasp what is going on. Which is why I drive the clip and paste police here crazy and have thousands of shekels in unpaid clip and paste fines outstanding:

      http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.643500

      21 years after Goldstein massacre, once-thriving Hebron is a mere memory
      February 25 marks the 21 years since Dr. Baruch Goldstein entered the Tomb of the Patriarchs and gunned down 29 Muslims kneeling in prayer at the Ibrahimi mosque. What happened to the city since that day?

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      • C.C. DeVille

        Brian continues to see the world as centering around him.

        Brian, please realize that the copy and paste police are not trying to avoid your message. We are aware of these sources and views. We are reacting to your presentation style which detracts from the experience of this blog.

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        • Schwartz

          Yeah CCDV please post more of your classic comments about sex acts. That really helps the experience of this blog. Have I ever met anyone more hypocritical and loser-like than you? Ok… let me think…. Nope. Definitely not.

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    4. C.C. DeVille

      The three times I have seen Schwartz here all have been to defend Brian to me. No posts to anyone else,and on no other topic. Pretty suspicious. Anyway, any decent debater on the I/P conflict knows that whatsboutyouery is unacceptable.

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    5. J A Noble

      Reading these missives for the first time it is clear why this terrible situation exists.
      None so blind as those that don’t want to see.
      Free all children from this disgrace.

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    6. Homer Franck

      Thank you for sharing these pictures, Skip. They are lovely and artistic and really “bring us there”. If you had not posted them, I probably would never have known Baruch Gottesman: such a happy person…

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