The heaviest snowfall in 60 years has hit Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank from Ramallah to Hebron.

The slopes of Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights welcomed the blizzard with locals flocking to ski.

Sections of the main highway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv were shut for a few hours because of the snowstorm but were reopened after the thaw.

Forecasters said that the Negev desert might even experience rare snowfall on Friday.

The roads of Jerusalem were caked in the white stuff@MickyRosenfeld
Qatanna village, west of Jerusalem, covered in snow@YousefMunayyer
Snow at the famous Dome of the Rock shrine in Jerusalem@AFilan
The cold wave is expected to continue to Saturday, with a possibility of snow in the mountains@edgeandspoon
An incredible aerial view of Jerusalem captured by the Australian ambassador to Israel, Dave Sharma@AusAmbIsrael
A worker caught this midday shot of Jerusalem@thesportsrabbi
Despite school closures, the transport network has remained open@Jerusalem
A little girl plays in the snow in Jerusalem@Omar_Gaza
A beautiful shot of the Russian church of Ein Kerem on the western outskirts of Jerusalem@JamesThorne2