As winter storms lash the Middle East, politically-themed snowmen are cropping up along the region's usually arid landscapes.

As well as ones wearing intifada scarves and brandishing flags, the sombre sight of what looks to be a snowman funeral is also circulating in the social media stratosphere.

The image, which was published on the Facebook page of the Office for the Syrian Revolution, has been shared almost 200 times.

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A snowman funeral, published on Facebook by a Syrian NGO

Ramzi Hanna lives in neighbouring Jordan, which is experiencing a large influx of Syrian refugees, and told Huffington Post UK he found the image saddening.

He said: "Do you recall building snowmen like that when you were younger?

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A security officer adds finishing touches on a snowman in the West Bank city of Hebron

"The children in places like Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan have seen things in their lifetimes that no kids should ever have to see."

The storms are the fiercest to hit the region in years and have claimed the lives of at least eight people.

The weather brought a rare foot of snow to Jordan on Wednesday, caused fatal accidents in Lebanon and the West Bank, and disrupted traffic on the Suez Canal in Egypt, the Associated Press reported.

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This image of snowmen representing Christians and Muslims in Damascus, Syria, was posted on Twitter by @Noora_93

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  • Syrian citizens make their way to Beirut on the Beirut-Damascus highway, in Sawfar mountain, Lebanon, Tuesday Jan. 8, 2013. Lebanon has been hit with a snow storm that has blocked roads in the mountains and brought heavy rain showers to the capital Beirut and other coastal areas since Sunday and according to the Lebanese meteorology, the storm will continue until late Thursday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • Bedouin children from Syria, who have taken refuge with their families for the winter in Lebanon, play under the sleet at their camp close to the village of Kfarkahel, in the Koura district near the northern city of Tripoli on January 9, 2013, as stormy weather sparked widespread flooding, prompting chaos on the roads and a nationwide school closure. The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is already totaling 156,000, according to UN figures, and 200,000 according to the Lebanese government estimates. IBRAHIM CHALHOUB/AFP/Getty Images

  • A visitor climbs the steps of Baalbek's Bachus temple as snow covers the Roman ruins of the historic town in eastern Lebanon's Bekaa Valley on January 9, 2013, following a fierce storm which has whipped the region this week with temperatures dropping dramatically and snow falling on low levels across Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Israel. STR/AFP/Getty Images

  • Two Lebanese farmers react after heavy rain destroyed their farm, in Jadra south of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Lebanon has been hit with a snow storm that has blocked roads in the mountains and brought heavy rain showers to the capital Beirut and other coastal areas since Sunday. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • Syrian refugee children have a snowball fight at the mountain town of Bhamdoun, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The fiercest winter storm to hit the Middle East in years has unleashed flash flooding, strong winds and a snowstorm that killed six people in the past few days, according to the Lebanese Red Cross. The Lebanese mountains have been covered with record snow fall that has brought traffic to a standstill and shut down mountain passes across the country. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

  • A Bedouin child from Syria, who has taken refuge with his family for the winter in Lebanon, stands inside a tent close to the village of Kfarkahel, in the Koura district near the northern city of Tripoli on January 9, 2013, as stormy weather sparked widespread flooding, prompting chaos on the roads and a nationwide school closure. The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is already totaling 156,000, according to UN figures, and 200,000 according to the Lebanese government estimates. IBRAHIM CHALHOUB/AFP/Getty Images

  • A man walks on snow covered streets in the mountain town of Bhamdoun, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The fiercest winter storm to hit the Middle East in years has unleashed flash flooding, strong winds and a snowstorm that killed six people in the past few days, according to the Lebanese Red Cross. The Lebanese mountains have been covered with record snow fall that has brought traffic to a standstill and shut down mountain passes across the country. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

  • A bus carrying Lebanese army soldiers make its way through a flooded road, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday Jan. 7, 2013. Lebanon has been hit with a snow storm that has blocked roads in the mountains and brought heavy rain showers to the capital Beirut and other coastal areas since Sunday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • Vehicles drive through a snow storm at Dahr al-Baidar on Mount Lebanon, on January 8, 2013, as stormy weather sparked widespread flooding, prompting chaos on the roads and a nationwide school closure for the next two days. HASSAN JARAH/AFP/Getty Images

  • Lebanese citizens make their way through snow unable to find transport on the Beirut-Damascus highway, in Sawfar mountain, Lebanon, Tuesday Jan. 8, 2013. Lebanon has been hit with a snow storm that has blocked roads in the mountains and brought heavy rain showers to the capital Beirut and other coastal areas since Sunday and according to the Lebanese meteorology, the storm will continue until late Thursday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • Syrian refugee boys look outside their tent, at a temporary refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Marj near the border with Syria, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Syrian refugees worked on reinforcing their tents after they were flooded and some blown away by torrential rains and high winds. A heavy rainstorm coupled by snow on medium altitudes and high winds is hitting Lebanon causing material damage, flooding and trapping people in their cars. Particularly hard hit are thousands of Syrian refugees who fled to Lebanon, some of whom are staying in tents near the border with Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • Rescue workers help a family, in Jadra south of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Lebanon has been hit with a snow storm that has blocked roads in the mountains and brought heavy rain showers to the capital Beirut and other coastal areas since Sunday. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • A Palestinian family who fled from the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Syria to Lebanon stand outside their tent, at a temporary refugee camp, in the eastern Lebanese town of Marj near the border with Syria, Lebanon, Monday Jan. 7, 2013. Syrian refugees worked on reinforcing their tents after they were flooded and some blown away by torrential rains and high winds. A heavy rainstorm coupled by snow on medium altitudes and high winds is hitting Lebanon causing material damage, flooding and trapping people in their cars. Particularly hard hit are thousands of Syrian refugees who fled to Lebanon, some of whom are staying in tents near the border with Syria. The mountains covered with snow, background, divide Syria and Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • A Syrian refugee wades through flood waters close to a tent and washing line in the eastern Lebanese Bekaa Valley, on January 8, 2013, as stormy weather sparked widespread flooding, prompting chaos on the roads and a nationwide school closure for the next two days. The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is already totalling 156,000, according to UN figures, and 200,000 according to the Lebanese government estimates. HASSAN JARAH/AFP/Getty Images

  • A Lebanese man clears snow in front of his shop at the mountain town of Bhamdoun, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The fiercest winter storm to hit the Middle East in years has unleashed flash flooding, strong winds and a snowstorm that killed six people in the past few days, according to the Lebanese Red Cross. The Lebanese mountains have been covered with record snow fall that has brought traffic to a standstill and shut down mountain passes across the country. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

  • A Lebanese man makes his way across a flooded highway in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Lebanon has been hit with a snow storm that has blocked roads in the mountains and brought heavy rain showers to the capital Beirut and other coastal areas since Sunday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • A Lebanese boy, rides his bicycle as he makes his way through a flooded highway, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday Jan. 7, 2013. Lebanon has been hit with a snow storm that has blocked roads in the mountains and brought heavy rain showers to the capital Beirut and other coastal areas since Sunday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • The Roman temple of Jupiter is seen in the background as Lebanese youths play in the snow on January 9, 2013 amid the historic ruins of the ancient town of Baalbek in eastern Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, following a fierce storm which has whipped the region this week with temperatures dropping dramatically and snow falling on low levels across Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Israel. STR/AFP/Getty Images

  • A Lebanese traffic policeman, attempts to help a car stranded in flood waters along a roadway, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday Jan. 7, 2013. Lebanon has been hit with a snow storm that has blocked roads in the mountains and brought heavy rain showers to the capital Beirut and other coastal areas since Sunday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • A Lebanese Civil Defense worker, pushes a car which is submerged in flood water at a highway, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday Jan. 7, 2013. Lebanon has been hit with a snow storm that has blocked roads in the mountains and brought heavy rain showers to the capital Beirut and other coastal areas since Sunday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • Indian members of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon gesture as they stand outside a guard house as snow falls in the southern town of Marjaoun on January 9, 2013, as stormy weather sparked widespread flooding, prompting chaos on the roads and a nationwide school closure. ALI DIA/AFP/Getty Images

  • Cars drive through flood waters along the main highway that runs the length of the Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon, on January 8, 2013, as stormy weather sparked widespread flooding, prompting chaos on the roads and a nationwide school closure for the next two days. HASSAN JARAH/AFP/Getty Images

  • A man looks out at the famous Pigeon Rocks from the promenade in Beirut in stormy weather conditions on January 9, 2013. A met office official at Beirut airport said the storm would continue and that lower temperatures would result in snowfall in the mountains as low as 300 metres (1,000 feet). ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images

  • A Syrian refugee walks away after filling containers with clean water in the village of Kfarkahel, in the Koura district close to the northern city of Tripoli on January 9, 2013, as stormy weather sparked widespread flooding, prompting chaos on the roads and a nationwide school closure. The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is already totalling 156,000, according to UN figures, and 200,000 according to the Lebanese government estimates. IBRAHIM CHALHOUB/AFP/Getty Images

  • Two people walk along the promenade in Beirut as waves crash against the rocks in stormy weather conditions on January 9, 2013. A met office official at Beirut airport said the storm would continue and that lower temperatures would result in snowfall in the mountains as low as 300 metres (1,000 feet). ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images

  • A couple stand on the promenade in Beirut and watch the waves crash against the rocks as stormy weather conditions continues in Lebanon on January 9, 2013. A met office official at Beirut airport said the storm and lower temperatures would result in snowfall in the mountains as low as 300 metres (1,000 feet). ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images

  • A man walks along the promenade in Beirut as waves crash against the rocks in stormy weather conditions on January 9, 2013. A met office official at Beirut airport said the storm would continue and that lower temperatures would result in snowfall in the mountains as low as 300 metres (1,000 feet). ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images