Snow hits Cairo for first time in over 100 years

snow in cairo- pyramidsSnow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Middle East storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave Egyptians a rare glimpse of snow in their capital.

Nearly three feet of snow closed roads in and out of Jerusalem, which is set in high hills, and thousands in and around the city were left without power. Israeli soldiers and police rescued hundreds trapped in their cars by snow and ice. In the West Bank, the branches of olive trees groaned under the weight of snow.

In Cairo, where local news reports said the last recorded snowfall was more than 100 years ago, children in outlying districts capered in white-covered streets, and adults marveled at the sight, tweeting pictures of snow-dusted parks and squares. In other parts of the city, rain and hail rocketed down.

On social media, some joked that the snowfall was the mystical work of Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi, the military strongman who is the focus of something of a cult of personality among his followers. Sisi led the coup five months ago against the highly unpopular but democratically elected Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi.

Storm-driven waves lashed Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, and fishermen in the ancient port city of Alexandria were warned by authorities against putting out to sea. In the Sinai Peninsula, snow fell on Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine’s monastery at its foot. Sleet washed the dusty fronds of desert palm trees.

The inclement weather worsened the situation for tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, where many live in makeshift camps, abandoned buildings and other temporary sites lacking heat and protection from the elements.

In Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, many refugees were digging out snow from their provisional shelters amid subfreezing conditions. The situation is likely worse for multitudes of displaced people inside rebel-held and contested areas of Syria, where clashes and blockades by both sides in the country’s civil war have severely hampered delivery of aid.

In Israel, where the storm was described as the heaviest December snowfall since 1953, thick clouds temporarily closed Ben-Gurion International Airport, causing the diversion of two international flights to Cyprus. Jerusalem’s mayor, Nir Barkat, likened the storm to a snow tsunami.

LA Times

  • Reasonableman

    We have busied ourself with creation instead of focusing on our creator.
    Beautiful photo

    • 5thDrawer

      Camels looking at horses …
      ‘YOU did this, we know it. God told you not to eat oats. Now look!!’

      • Reasonableman

        LOL

    • http://yalibnan.com/ geo metro

      My appreciation for the creator is by my fascination with his creations .

      • Reasonableman

        No doubt.
        In moderation though.

  • Reasonableman

    We have busied ourself with creation instead of focusing on our creator.
    Beautiful photo

    • 5thDrawer

      Camels looking at horses …
      ‘YOU did this, we know it. God told you not to eat oats. Now look!!’

      • Reasonableman

        LOL

    • http://yalibnan.com geo metro

      My appreciation for the creator is by my fascination with his creations .

      • Reasonableman

        No doubt.
        In moderation though.

  • Hannibal

    Global warming… or not…

    • cook

      Its quite cold for that

      • Hannibal

        exactly my point…

    • 5thDrawer

      Well this will have a lot saying it doesn’t exist … Maybe they should have coined the term as ‘Global Changes’ …. hehehe …. and then the ‘God Theory’ people will be having a mystical field-day with it, of course …. it may be more related to one or two of the volcanos popping off and giving us an atmospheric sun-shade. Deep-ice core-drilling in Greenland showed an ice-age which had occurred in as little as 20 years after a huge blow-up of one … which eliminated a little bit of ‘life’ at that time too.

      • wargame1

        Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said :”The Hour (of Resurrection) will not occur until the Arabian Peninsula returns, as it used to be, paradises and rivers.” (Musnad Ahmad)
        ——————————————————————————————————————-
        Dr. Farouq El-Baz, NASA scientist and Professor at Boston University piqued the interest of Biblical scholars around the world with his announcement of the so-called Kuwait River. The idea that a river once flowed across the deserts of Arabia, and somehow connected with the Tigris and/or Euphrates River, seemed far-fetched. Yet evidence for such a river came from the satellite radar images taken during the 1994 mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Al-Baz studied the images, and noticed that traces of a defunct river that crossed northern Arabia from west to east were visible beneath the sands, thanks to the ground-penetrating capabilities of the radar technologies. He called it the Kuwait River (believed to have ran through Wadi Al-Batin valley in Northeastern Saudi Arabia, in ancient times) for that is where it apparently connected with the Euphrates or emptied into the Persian Gulf.

        • libnan1

          Hey Wargame1, Good info but the Arabian peninsula is populated by dumb people no matter what the satellite pictures show, try CT scan.

        • 5thDrawer

          Have you seen the ones of the huge Egyptian cities buried under shifting sands?
          Have you seen the ‘stone-age’ digs going on in Scotland? Pre-Stonehedge civilization there … abandoned on the edge of the ‘bronze-age’ seemingly on purpose – approx, 4000 years ago.
          Searching for life on Mars helps teach us about the universe and it’s physics, but there is a lot we did not have recorded for us to read later about Earth-humans, and we still don’t look around underwater that much.
          Consider how many ‘civilizations’ disappeared when Santorini blew up and buried more people deeper than at Pompei. We live on a thin shifting crust of cooled liquid rock, and if the moon gravity can pull water, it also pulls on that crust.
          We know now that the NA continent moves toward China an inch or so each year … Eventually Importing cheap stuff will only mean a short truck-drive and Californians will be replaced by Japanese sitting in Nevada’s front yards.
          (They already love gambling … :-)))
          Glad to see you are looking at other books … ;-)
          Let’s hope all the computers don’t forget the histories. :-)))

          • wargame1

            “See they not how many of those before them We did destroy?- generations We had established on the earth, in strength such as We have not given to you – for whom We poured out rain from the skies in abundance, and gave (fertile) streams flowing beneath their (feet): yet for their sins We destroyed them, and raised in their wake fresh generations (to succeed them).” (Quran 6:6)

          • wargame1

            The great ancient monuments of Egypt is a testament of the advanced civilization that existed there thousands of years ago. Other ancient civilizations existed in different parts of the world, such as the Babylonian civilization in Syria and Iraq, the ancient Chinese civilization and the Inca’s civilization in South America. Other ancient civilizations may have existed that we do not know of. Our knowledge of the history of mankind is very limited. Here is one video with an example of how the “ancient book” gives accurate information on history. You may watch the youtube video link bellow

            /watch?v=UpVrTqmOWSk

      • wargame1

        You may watch the following Youtube video about some scientific fact on how the new ocean open up and others vanish plus some other related event. You may find some news on Solar flare , Four comets approaching in our solar system and one of them is Comet ISON, Solar storm, Meteor shower, Asteroid , pole shifting of the earth and the subsequent weather change etc. The following video is about the ocean formation
        /watch?v=PoV4qSwg7nc

        • 5thDrawer

          And, wargame, nothing connected with prophecies of the ancients.

          • wargame1

            Ebla was a kingdom built in B.C.2500, on the area that today includes Damascus of Syria and the southeastern Anatolia. Ebla civilization is known with their detailed written records. During an excavation in 1975, an archive consisting of around 20.000 pieces of clay tablets were found with cuneiform script text on them. The scientists, after deciphering the Ebla language in the Ebla tablets, discovered important references to the history of the True Religions. The Ebla tablets included information about angels and prophets mentioned in Torah, Gospel and the Quran.

            Prophecies and the Book of God are well ahead on the ancient history which we have found lately and used to mock at the scripture before we discovered them. Please watch a youtube video and be surprised

            /watch?v=Y6jL1Y1G-44

    • wargame1

      Its pole shifting of Earth.There are many informative video on youtube about pole shifting of Earth. The following youtube video has some great information. The first video talk about a gradual pole shift and the second one talks about a sudden pole shift.In either case a pole shift is going to happen.
      /watch?v=UrTrWIIQj7g
      /watch?v=Ezwy3LWb1Ww

      • 5thDrawer

        Then you can blame it on pole-dancers ….

    • wargame1

      Based on Abu Huraira, Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) said: ” The Hour (of Resurrection) will not occur….. until the land of the Arabs returns to being pastures and rivers.” (Sahih Muslim).
      —————————————————————————————————————————-
      This indicates that the Arabian Peninsula used to be green pastures many centuries ago, instead of its current condition as a desert. More importantly, this means we should expect a major cosmic event in the upcoming years that will cause such a dramatic change in World climate.

  • Hannibal

    Global warming… or not…

    • Heraclitus

      Its quite cold for that

      • Hannibal

        exactly my point…

    • 5thDrawer

      Well this will have a lot saying it doesn’t exist … Maybe they should have coined the term as ‘Global Changes’ …. hehehe …. and then the ‘God Theory’ people will be having a mystical field-day with it, of course …. it may be more related to one or two of the volcanos popping off and giving us an atmospheric sun-shade. Deep-ice core-drilling in Greenland showed an ice-age which had occurred in as little as 20 years.

      • wargame1

        Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said :”The Hour (of Resurrection) will not occur until the Arabian Peninsula returns, as it used to be, paradises and rivers.” (Musnad Ahmad)
        ——————————————————————————————————————-
        Dr. Farouq El-Baz, NASA scientist and Professor at Boston University piqued the interest of Biblical scholars around the world with his announcement of the so-called Kuwait River. The idea that a river once flowed across the deserts of Arabia, and somehow connected with the Tigris and/or Euphrates River, seemed far-fetched. Yet evidence for such a river came from the satellite radar images taken during the 1994 mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Al-Baz studied the images, and noticed that traces of a defunct river that crossed northern Arabia from west to east were visible beneath the sands, thanks to the ground-penetrating capabilities of the radar technologies. He called it the Kuwait River (believed to have ran through Wadi Al-Batin valley in Northeastern Saudi Arabia, in ancient times) for that is where it apparently connected with the Euphrates or emptied into the Persian Gulf.

        • libnan1

          Hey Wargame1, Good info but the Arabian peninsula is occupied by dumb people no matter what the satellite pictures show, try CT scan.

        • 5thDrawer

          Have you seen the ones of the huge Egyptian cities buried under shifting sands?
          Have you seen the ‘stone-age’ digs going on in Scotland? Pre-Stonehedge civilization there … abandoned on the edge of the ‘bronze-age’ seemingly on purpose – approx, 4000 years ago.
          Searching for life on Mars helps teach us about the universe and it’s physics, but there is a lot we did not have recorded for us to read later about Earth-humans, and we still don’t look around underwater that much.
          Consider how many ‘civilizations’ disappeared when Santorini blew up and buried more people deeper than at Pompei. We live on a thin shifting crust of cooled liquid rock, and if the moon gravity can pull water, it also pulls on that crust.
          We know now that the NA continent moves toward China an inch or so each year … Eventually Importing cheap stuff will only mean a short truck-drive and Californians will be replaced by Japanese sitting in Nevada’s front yards.
          (They already love gambling … :-)))
          Glad to see you are looking at other books … ;-)
          Let’s hope all the computers don’t forget the histories. :-)))

          • wargame1

            “See they not how many of those before them We did destroy?- generations We had established on the earth, in strength such as We have not given to you – for whom We poured out rain from the skies in abundance, and gave (fertile) streams flowing beneath their (feet): yet for their sins We destroyed them, and raised in their wake fresh generations (to succeed them).” (Quran 6:6)

          • wargame1

            The great ancient monuments of Egypt is a testament of the advanced civilization that existed there thousands of years ago. Other ancient civilizations existed in different parts of the world, such as the Babylonian civilization in Syria and Iraq, the ancient Chinese civilization and the Inca’s civilization in South America. Other ancient civilizations may have existed that we do not know of. Our knowledge of the history of mankind is very limited. Here is one video with an example of how the “ancient book” gives accurate information on history. You may watch the youtube video link bellow

            /watch?v=UpVrTqmOWSk

      • wargame1

        You may watch the following Youtube video about some scientific fact on how the new ocean open up and others vanish plus some other related event. You may find some news on Solar flare , Four comets approaching in our solar system and one of them is Comet ISON, Solar storm, Meteor shower, Asteroid , pole shifting of the earth and the subsequent weather change etc. The following video is about the ocean formation
        /watch?v=PoV4qSwg7nc

        • 5thDrawer

          And, wargame, nothing connected with prophecies of the ancients.

          • wargame1

            Ebla was a kingdom built in B.C.2500, on the area that today includes Damascus of Syria and the southeastern Anatolia. Ebla civilization is known with their detailed written records. During an excavation in 1975, an archive consisting of around 20.000 pieces of clay tablets were found with cuneiform script text on them. The scientists, after deciphering the Ebla language in the Ebla tablets, discovered important references to the history of the True Religions. The Ebla tablets included information about angels and prophets mentioned in Torah, Gospel and the Quran.

            Prophecies and the Book of God are well ahead on the ancient history which we have found lately and used to mock at the scripture before we discovered them. Please watch a youtube video and be surprised

            /watch?v=Y6jL1Y1G-44

    • wargame1

      Its pole shifting of Earth.

      • 5thDrawer

        Then you can blame it on pole-dancers ….

    • wargame1

      Based on Abu Huraira, Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) said: ” The Hour (of Resurrection) will not occur….. until the land of the Arabs returns to being pastures and rivers.” (Sahih Muslim).

      The land of the Arabs was with river and green but it was turned to desert but again it will return to its beautiful state as it used to be.

  • wargame1

    “Now fear Allah, and obey me.Yea, fear Him Who has bestowed on you freely all that ye know. Freely has He bestowed on you cattle and sons,- And Gardens and Springs.Truly I fear for you the Penalty of a Great Day.” (Quran 26:131-135)
    The Quran in Chapter 26 verses 131-135 mentions that the land of people of Aad in Arabia used to be like paradise before God destroyed the city and turned Arabia into desert because they disobeyed God.This will return to the same state and its happening slowly.

    • 5thDrawer

      Meanwhile, He made another in Ethiopia. Right.

  • wargame1

    “Now fear Allah, and obey me.Yea, fear Him Who has bestowed on you freely all that ye know. Freely has He bestowed on you cattle and sons,- And Gardens and Springs.Truly I fear for you the Penalty of a Great Day.” (Quran 26:131-135)
    The Quran in Chapter 26 verses 131-135 mentions that the land of people of Aad in Arabia used to be like paradise before God destroyed the city and turned Arabia into desert because they disobeyed God.This will return to the same state and its happening slowly.

    • 5thDrawer

      Meanwhile, He made another in Ethiopia. Right.

  • IraniAngel

    ok now i’m just outright jealous!!!!

  • IraniAngel

    ok now i’m just outright jealous!!!!

  • Constantin7

    Wow snow on the pyramids….amazing !!!

  • Constantin7

    Wow snow on the pyramids….amazing !!!