JERUSALEM, Dec. 14, 2013 - Pedestrians walk past a snow-covered street in Jerusalem, on Dec. 13, 2013. A heavy storm in Israel, ongoing for three days straight, has paralyzed the traffic across the country with Tel Avivs airport shut down and soldiers dispatched to rescue stranded drivers on highways. Police have called on citizens to stay indoors, saying driving on icy highways may be a "real life threat" in what meteorologists dubbed as the strongest snow storm since 1953. Jerusalem is covered with snow and all entry roads are blocked. Army Radio reported that by Friday morning, some 2,300 citizens had been rescued by police and army. Around 40,000 Israeli homes went off the power grid Friday as a rare storm

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Broken branches caused by accummulated snow are seen on top of a vehicle in the Old City of Jerusalem, on Dec. 13, 2013. A heavy storm in Israel, ongoing for three days straight, has paralyzed the traffic across the country with Tel Avivs airport shut down and soldiers dispatched to rescue stranded drivers on highways. Police have called on citizens to stay indoors, saying driving on icy highways may be a "real life threat" in what meteorologists dubbed as the strongest snow storm since 1953. Jerusalem is covered with snow and all entry roads are blocked. Army Radio reported that by Friday morning, some 2,300 citizens had been rescued by police and army. Around 40,000 Israeli homes w

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