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Israel, Palestinians lashed by record-breaking storms (PHOTOS)
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Israel and the Palestinian territories continue to be lashed by heavy rains and winds, causing at least six injuries and downing power lines across the region. 

Winds reached 74 miles an hour, according to Israeli military radio, and trees surrounding the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif complex that houses the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosques were torn from the ground, Agence France Presse reported

Coastal towns and riverbeds in the Jordan Valley and Judean Desert continued to be flooded on Tuesday, and major highways around Israel have been shut down as a result of flash flooding, the Jerusalem Post reported

Hermon mountain received snow, shuttering the ski resort in the area. Israel's meteorological service said that this winter is the wettest the country has seen in at least 10 years, according to AFP, and much of the region could see the rain turn to snow as temperatures drop. 

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A man takes a photograph of the Ayarkhon River as it flows high following rain storms which also disrupted the road and rail system on January 8, 2013, in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv.

(Jack Guez - AFP/Getty Images)
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Patrons go about their daily business at Aroma cafe at the Modi'in Mall this morning.

(Noga Tarnopolsky - GlobalPost)
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A police car drives down a flooded road as storms disrupt the road network and rail system on January 8, 2013, in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv.

(Jack Guez - AFP/Getty Images)
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Rain storms disrupt the roads and rail system on January 8, 2013, in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv.

(Jack Guez - AFP/Getty Images)
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A dust storm covers Jerusalem's old city and the Dome of the Rock mosque, on January 8, 2013. Stormy weather, including high winds and heavy rainfall, lashed Israel and the Palestinian territories, downing powerlines and trees and causing several injuries. In the background is Islam's Dome of the Rock.

(Ahmad Gharabli - AFP/Getty Images)
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Heavy clouds and a rainbow are seen on the skyline of the the al-Rashaida Bedouin camp in the desert south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem on January 8, 2013. Stormy weather, including high winds and heavy rainfall, lashed Israel and the Palestinian territories, downing powerlines and trees and causing several injuries.

(Musa Al Shaer - AFP/Getty Images)
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Bedouin children from the al-Rashaida tribe warm themselves on a fire under a tent at their camp in the desert south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem on January 8, 2013. Stormy weather, including high winds and heavy rainfall, lashed Israel and the Palestinian territories, downing powerlines and trees and causing several injuries.

(Musa Al Shaer - AFP/Getty Images)
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A rainbow is seen in the West Bank Judean desert on January 7, 2013. A stormy weather, including high winds and heavy rainfall, lashed Israel and the Palestinian territories, downing powerlines and trees and causing several injuries.

(Menahem Kahana - AFP/Getty Images)
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Women watch flood waters running through a valley in the West Bank Judean desert following heavy rains in the Jerusalem area on January 7, 2013. A stormy weather, including high winds and heavy rainfall, lashed Israel and the Palestinian territories, downing powerlines and trees and causing several injuries.

(Menahem Kahana - AFP/Getty Images)
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A car drives on a flooded street in front of the Israeli separation barrier at the Qalandia checkpoint in the Israeli occupied West Bank, on January 7, 2013.

(Abbas Momani - AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinians run for cover from the rains as they walk in the grounds of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem's old city, on January 7, 2013.

(Ahmad Gharabli - AFP/Getty Images)
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A Palestinian man drags a large branch that broke off from a tree following overnight storms in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem's old city, on January 7, 2013.

(Ahmad Gharabli - AFP/Getty Images)
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A goat is left to die after heavy rains and big wind on January 7, 2013 in the Lebanese southern city of Jadra. Heavy rains have hit the region making six people injured in Israel.

(Mahmoud Zayyat - AFP/Getty Images)
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Cars are stuck in a flooded car park in the Meditrranean coastal city of Netanya, north of Tel Aviv on January 6, 2013.

(Jack Guez - AFP/Getty Images)
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