Snow day! Jerusalem monks have snowball fight on rooftop

The robed monks laugh as they pelt each other in the friendly game

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Six monks in Jerusalem made the best of the icy temperatures by having a spur-of-the-moment snowball fight, which was filmed by an onlooker.

The good-natured scramble was filmed by Hector Gonzalo Collipal Osses, who then posted the video to Facebook with the caption “Los hermanos en la nieve,” or “Brothers in the snow.”


The robed monks, Roman Catholic Franciscans according to Vatican Radio, laugh as they pelt each other in the friendly game, sparked when one of the monks scooped up a snowball and pitched it at another.

Parts of the Middle East have seen heavy snowfall in recent days, with a chilling new record being broken in Istanbul last week.

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality said Thursday that the snowfall in Istanbul has broken a 28-year record in the Turkish city, with snow reaching as high as 75 cm in the Çatalca district, in the westernmost region of greater Istanbul, The Hurriyet Daily reported.

Meanwhile, Lebanon also saw a cold snap.

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