The worst storms to hit the region in a decade have claimed several lives and left parts of Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan covered in snow. Across the Middle East, many schools are shut and thousands of homes are without power.
The freezing conditions have brought misery for thousands of Syrians living in refugee camps in northern Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.
Two weather-related deaths were reported in Lebanon including that of a baby swept away in a flash flood.
Another four people died in the West Bank which has also suffered severe flooding.
Egyptian officials said five French tourists were injured when their minibus overturned on snow-covered mountain roads in the Sinai Peninsula. In Jordan, police said a blizzard had blocked most roads in the capital Amman and other areas.IOW, AGW = BS.