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Snow storm expected to hit Palestine Tuesday

Dec. 10, 2013 3:35 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 11, 2013 11:23 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Meteorological Department expects a mountaintop snowstorm to hit parts of the country Tuesday evening and continue through Wednesday and Thursday.

Director of the Palestinian Meteorological Department Yousif Abu Asaad said in a news conference in Ramallah that the storm would hit hardest on Thursday, with snow falling in areas over 700 meters above Sea Level.

He added that winds will blow at about 70 km/hr during the storm.

Director of the Palestinian Civil Defense Services Mahmoud Issa said a meeting was held at offices of the Palestinian Ministry of Interior to discuss preparations for the storm.

He urged citizens to avoid leaving their homes except for emergencies.
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