Skip to comments.Locust alert in Middle East as plague descends on Egypt and creates panic in Israel
Posted on 03/04/2013 9:12:18 AM PST by Red Badger
Israel's Agriculture Ministry set up an emergency hotline and task force
The swarm is estimated to be made up of 30million insects
The infestation has been devastating crops in Egypt ahead of Passover
As swarms of locust devour Egyptian crops, the Middle East is bracing for the destructive bugs to migrate their way ahead of the Passover holiday.
A swarm of an estimated 30million insects has been devastating crops in Egypt, fuelling apocalyptic fears because of the infestations proximity to the Bible story of Passover in which a swarm of locusts, the eighth of ten plagues, is imposed on Egyptians by God for enslaving and abusing ancient Hebrews.
Israels Agriculture Ministry set up an emergency hotline today and urged residents to be vigilant in reporting sightings of the insects to prevent an outbreak.
A special task force has also been set up to help farmers manage infestations.
The locusts pass through the country as part of their normal migration from north east Sudan to Saudi Arabia, the Egyptian Agriculture Ministry said, emphasising that Egypt was just a transfer station for the locusts, which were in larger numbers this year.
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Years ago, someone told me the Jews ate them and was responsible for their survival...and that the story of the bread and fishes was an analogy.
They say they’re edible...
“I will bless those who bless thee, and curse those who curseth thee, saith the Lord.”
For behold, G-d is not mocked.
Oh look, drones.
Yes, they are edible, but not a good substitute for wheat and other food grain plants which they eat.
I witnessed a huge locust invasion in Yemen in 1987. It devastated the qat industry but the next day there were piles of fried locust available sold as snacks.
Not bad tasting. Remove wings, legs and head and insert in mouth and chew. Had a slight almond taste. Nothing but protein.
Hello? Is pharoh available? I have a “message” for him.
Not if you're on the Atkins Diet!........
I had to check first to see if it were satire since ‘the boy’ is planning a trip to Israel. Seems like locusts will be landing on him instead of the usual flies.
Now Obama plans a trip to Israel, and locusts descend on the country.
It's not like God is being subtle, here.
Egypt can’t grow enough food to feed its population, and they are very short of money since tourists have been avoiding the place on account of the Islamic Terrorist Spring.
You can eat locusts, but they will consume more food than they provide.
I guess Jean Kerri is just going to have to send them another few billion dollars worth of aid, while our people here sink further and further into the sewer.
I never feel certain about outguessing Providence, but this is a curious coincidence, what with Obama—predecessor of the Antichrist—up to his usual tricks, and the Pope’s abrupt retirement, and lightning striking the Dome of St. Peter’s, and the Queen going into the hospital.
Maybe Prince Charles is the Antichrist. :-}
Its epic! Its biblical! Its the first tangible result of the sequestration!
Run for your lives! Its name is DOOM. ai-EEEEE!!!!
Pharaoh got the message last night on the History Channel.
Morsi is even more thickheaded. He’ll blame the Jews.
and the (minor) earthquake at Castel Gandolfo.
I hope they eat every green plant in Egypt.
Lord of the flies.
And yet, for centuries, Egyption grains fed the entire Roman Empire.
Arabs don't seem to be able to make anything work.
Time for the IDF to launch ‘Operation Moses’