Jerusalem still shut down by snowstorm

2013-12-16 15:04
People walk through snow covered central Jerusalem. (Dusan Vranic, AP)

People walk through snow covered central Jerusalem. (Dusan Vranic, AP)

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Jerusalem - Jerusalem is still paralysed following a rare snowstorm late last week, with public transportation and schools in the city shut down and thousands left without power.

Israel's Electric Corp said on Monday that some 8 000 homes - more than half of them in Jerusalem itself - were still without electricity.

Many of the city's roads have not yet been cleared of snow, ice and downed trees.

In the Gaza Strip, schools and government offices have opened after rains flooded parts of the Palestinian territory.

Gaza's Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh says his Hamas government will compensate Gazans for the damages.

The storm started on Wednesday, dumping up to 60.9cm of snow on Jerusalem, which often goes entire winters without snow, and forcing some 40 000 Gazans to flee their flooded homes.

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