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In photos: Snow falls across the West Bank

Dec. 12, 2013 2:59 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 14, 2013 5:31 P.M.)

Snow and heavy rain began falling across the West Bank early Thursday covering mountaintop areas in Hebron, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem.

Schools in the West Bank closed for the day in what is reportedly the heaviest snowfall in December since 1953.

Palestinian civil defense services helped rescue several families after their homes flooded with rain water.

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