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Plague of Locusts Returns to Egypt

A swarm of 30 million locusts has attacked the fields of Giza, southwest of Cairo.

The swarm of locusts near Giza.

The swarm of locusts near Giza.
Photo Credit: Alwatan News

Passover is not due for another three weeks, give or take a day, but in Egypt they’re already reporting a plague of locusts that’s hitting the agricultural farms in Giza. some 15 miles southwest of Cairo—also known for its cluster of pyramids. Can’t get much more Exodus-related than that.

According to Alwatan News, Egyptian minister of agriculture Dr. Salah Abd Al Mamon has remarked that “against our predictions, a swarm of locusts has reached the region south of Cairo. The swarm is comprised of 30 million individuals, and it is causing great damage to agriculture in the Giza area.”

Dr. Al Mamon added that “Egyptian armed forces and the border guards are attempting to fight the swarm with the means at their disposal.” He requested local residents not to launch their own attempts to stop the swarm, so as not to cause additional damage unintentionally.

“I ask the families living in the locust-plagued areas not to burn tires. This does not chase away the locusts, but only causes damage and could ignite large scale fires that would cost in lives.”

Dr. Al Mamon noted that, based on meteorological data, strong winds that are expect to start soon which will take the locusts with them towards the Red Sea and Saudi Arabia.

Rajab Bachri, head of the “War on the Locusts” department in the ministry of agriculture, said that crop dusting aircraft will soon be sent to attack the swarm.

According to Bachri, swarms of locusts pass through Egypt at this time of the year, but this one is exceptionally large.

According to Encyclopedia Smithsonian, locusts are used by various African groups consistently as food. The locust individuals are gathered in the early day before they are active, then boiled before being cleaned and salted. Even the legs are used by grinding and combining them with peanut butter and salt.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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102 Responses to “Plague of Locusts Returns to Egypt”

  1. Howard Hyman says:

    Obama the Devil is one of those plagues!

  2. =
    A couple of weeks before Passover ! But wait ! a group opposed to Egypt Muslim Brotherhood has taken over that dam built by Russia, producing electricity to upper Egypt. Meaning on top of Sharia, another Darkness plague could be coming. Stay tuned for the ‘Sands over the Sphynx eyes’.

  3. =
    Desert Sands over my eyes, help me ! A commentary by Dr. Guy Bechor (hebrew)

    http://www.gplanet.co.il/prodetailsamewin.asp?pro_id=1978

  4. Ron Morgen says:

    Yummy

  5. Jeff Johnson says:

    Sounds like the days of moses, our GOD is still in control.

  6. could be the curse of king Tut, where they just recently found 7 coffins of King Tuts family.

  7. Hummmm sounds like something out of the Bible.

  8. Hummmm sounds like something out of the Bible.

  9. Richard Romanoff says:

    seegodtellyouhe theboss.

  10. uhhhh! did moslum brotherhood take over and is vowed to destry ISRAEL?
    U REAL INTELLECTS ARE SEEING WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOD IS FED UP!

  11. Victoria Isbell says:

    jews have been breeding them for just such an occasion.

  12. Victoria Isbell says:

    jews have been breeding them for just such an occasion.

  13. Martin Tyler says:

    These are surely the last days, Jesus is coming soon!

  14. Martin Tyler says:

    These are surely the last days, Jesus is coming soon!

  15. Martin Tyler says:

    These are surely the last days, Jesus is coming soon!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Locusts……..Burp!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Locusts…………….Burp!

  18. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  19. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  20. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  21. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  22. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  23. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  24. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  25. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  26. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  27. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  28. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  29. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  30. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  31. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  32. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  33. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  34. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  35. Anonymous says:

    The end of days!

  36. Bigs H Clunk says:

    Hasn't God done this one already?

  37. Tia Owen says:

    IDK why people are saying it is a sign on the end of times, the article itself states "According to Bachri, swarms of locusts pass through Egypt at this time of the year, but this one is exceptionally large."

    So that means it is NORMAL, just a larger swarm which means they had MORE larvae. Just means they mated more and had more babies, I broke that down for some folks that don't seem to get it.

    You will never know when the end will come, all of these people trying to "read clues" are just fools, the Bible says it will come like a thief in the night. So stop trying to predict it. Enjoy your life, your family and live in the moment. Stop worrying about something you have no control over and cannot predict!

  38. Nick Poblocki says:

    or just bugs…. I'll go with bugs

  39. Nick Poblocki says:

    or just bugs…. I'll go with bugs

  40. Dee Weist says:

    thank you!

  41. Dee Weist says:

    thank you!

  42. Dee Weist says:

    thank you!

  43. Dee Weist says:

    thank you!

  44. Dee Weist says:

    thank you!

  45. Dee Weist says:

    thank you!

  46. Dee Weist says:

    thank you!

  47. read the Bible…God gets ticked off when a tribe/nation messes with israel….He is in control…egypt and BO will rue the day they test God!

  48. I know everyone says this sounds like the last days but this happened before. If you do research you would see that big swarms like this has happened before.

  49. Norma Sajak says:

    first the Pope steps down & there is no one in charge of Catholic Church…now locusts makes you wonder if God is angry with man….food for thought.

  50. Old allah is pissed off at the muslim brotherhood for takeing ove egypt.

  51. Jan Neely says:

    God did say to occupy – to live – because not even the Son knows.

  52. Dan Crummett says:

    Yeah, Genesis mentioned it … that was a while back.

  53. Anonymous says:

    However, God did warn the prophets before bad things happened. Told Noah to build Ark way before the flood, told Abraham before Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed, and we have about 15-1/2 years before the end.

  54. Stelio Kontos says:

    He has been angry with man since the forbidden fruit.

  55. Dan Crummett says:

    God took care of his relationship to humans 2000 years ago by extending grace to all who accept and belief in Christ Jesus. God is not angry with man, but is angered and offensed at humans' sin and continued unbelief.

  56. Dan Crummett says:

    God took care of his relationship to humans 2000 years ago by extending grace to all who accept and belief in Christ Jesus. God is not angry with man, but is angered and offensed at humans' sin and continued unbelief.

  57. Shawn Willey says:

    God will curse those who curse Israel

  58. Shawn Willey says:

    God will curse those who curse Israel

  59. Shawn Willey says:

    God will curse those who curse Israel

  60. Shawn Willey says:

    God will curse those who curse Israel

  61. Shawn Willey says:

    God will curse those who curse Israel

  62. Jeannie White says:

    Jesus, God and Holy Spirit, Guide us All.

  63. John Snider says:

    God has finally decided that Obama is not going to help Israel so he is stepping in!

  64. Wait…so you're saying we have 15 years and 6 months until Jesus returns?

  65. Or maybe the "Mummy" is returning? Where's Brendan Fraser when you need him!

  66. Or maybe the "Mummy" is returning? Where's Brendan Fraser when you need him!

  67. Or maybe the "Mummy" is returning? Where's Brendan Fraser when you need him!

  68. King Toot says:

    damn man that was almost funny. try again tho. ISRAELl is stealing peoples land. And it's spelled as Muslim. Not that your hillbilly ass would know.

  69. i have to agree with Jeff Johnson there are coming many signs that the end is fast approaching

  70. THE MOST HIGH GOD JESUS.

  71. Denise Fong-Chung says:

    Yes we are living in end times. People refuse to see the signs that leads to the coming of our King sooner than you know it!!!

  72. King Toot says:

    **** israel. and everyone in it.

  73. King Toot says:

    Israel is a piece of **** country. That steals land from Palestine. No wonder no one want's to help.

  74. King Toot says:

    corny. try again.

  75. Mitsika Rav says:

    most ridiculous post

  76. Mitsika Rav says:

    most ridiculous post

  77. Russ Baker says:

    I have to wonder if there isn't a natural cycle for this maybe every couple hundred yrs or so.As for the jesus freaks I have a hard time with the theory some jewish zombie who is his own dad died for whatever reason and will reutrn.

  78. Hannah Senesh says:

    NO! The land belong to the children of Hebrew over 5000 years…It was the devil that gave birth to Islam 1,400 years ago after the crucifixion of Jesus, the Son of God…The devil went by the name Muhammad, Allah has many names in hell!

  79. Cocoa Castle says:

    Oh no their annual locusts swarm is bigger this year, JEBUS IS COMING! Surely they aren't migrating.

  80. Kele Issa says:

    Nothing like dividing people of the book there Preacher Johnson….. Didn't know there was more than "1" God. Perhaps you should work through your dogmatic perspective and show compassion rather than distain. Who's God was in control of all the horrible nautural catastropies that has hit the US over the last 6 years straight….. Just asking for your clarity on the situation… Can't blame that on the US being a Muslim State. Perhaps you can point your finger at gay Marriage or something else to push your agenda.

    May Peace Be On To You.

  81. Kele Issa says:

    Nothing like dividing people of the book there Preacher Johnson….. Didn't know there was more than "1" God. Perhaps you should work through your dogmatic perspective and show compassion rather than distain. Who's God was in control of all the horrible nautural catastropies that has hit the US over the last 6 years straight….. Just asking for your clarity on the situation… Can't blame that on the US being a Muslim State. Perhaps you can point your finger at gay Marriage or something else to push your agenda.

    May Peace Be On To You.

  82. Kele Issa says:

    Great Spelling Wizard

  83. Kele Issa says:

    Great Spelling Wizard

  84. Kele Issa says:

    Hannah Senesh – Really? Who scared you with those lies? You would not know the difference in a verse from the Qu'ran or the Bible if I placed it in front of you.

  85. Kele Issa says:

    Hannah Senesh Muslims believe in Jesus too and believe in his return, just so you know……

  86. Kele Issa says:

    Yeah, he has the calendar….. Oh boy

  87. Kele Issa says:

    Did the Locust swarm Mexico a few years back because of the "illegals"? I thought land (the earth) was made for mankind without man made barriers? Just a though. No – a fact….

  88. HearThe FinalTrumpet says:

    My peoples, hear the Word of The Living God! All peoples of the earth, hear the voice of your maker: You have all entered in! The Day is here, and you have entered in! THE DAY OF THE LORD!

    Therefore, bow down heavily…

    Fall on your faces, and wail loudly! CRY OUT!

    Die to yourselves, and grab hold of The Holy One of Israel,
    And pray that you are counted worthy to escape!

    I lie not! YOU HAVE ENTERED IN!

    God is speaking to THIS Generation.
    TrumpetCallOfGodOnline. c o m.

  89. Troy Glover says:

    what they don't tell you is they do this every seven-teen year.

  90. Bonita Reid says:

    this is telling Israel l not to give any land.

  91. Bonita Reid says:

    not before passover

  92. Matt Burgess says:

    Or it's the routine movement of a common seasonal pest.

  93. Matt Burgess says:

    THANK YOU! This is just a normal event. There's nothing mystical or supernatural about it!

  94. Matt Burgess says:

    Are you suggesting this is a marginally more severe than usual movement of a common transitory pest well known in the area? Are you daring to suggest that this is a routine event barely worthy of attention?! Where is your FAITH?!

  95. They are called House Slaves.

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