A snowstorm hit the middle east on Friday creating a combination of chaos and beauty. Egypt got its first snow in over 100 years. Jerusalem (elevation 2,400 ft) received nearly 3 feet of snow shutting down all roads in and out of Jerusalem.
This was the biggest snowstorm to hit Israel since 1953. Israeli soldiers spend the day rescuing people trapped in their cars from the snow and ice.
Cairo, Egypt got a dusting of snow sending children in to the streets to play, throw snowballs, and make snowmen.
Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon and other locales were hit hard by the storm. People living in tents and makeshift shelters did not appreciate the recent snowfall. Displaced people inside Syria were also likely hit hard by this storm.