The elevation of Ramallah is nearly 3,000 feet above sea level, and in the winter, it does get cold. Its piney hills are often dusted with snow by December or January. The weather is already starting to turn.
The heating system in my house, like in most Palestinian homes, is a small space heater. Last night, it was cold. I fired it up for the first time and it works surprisingly well. I will just have to carry it from room to room to keep warm. Or maybe wear heavier clothes. Why didn't I pack reading gloves?