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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. King Toot says:

    corny. try again.

  2. Mitsika Rav says:

    most ridiculous post

  3. Mitsika Rav says:

    most ridiculous post

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. Cocoa Castle says:

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Kele Issa says:

    Great Spelling Wizard

  10. Kele Issa says:

    Great Spelling Wizard

  11. 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.

  12. Kele Issa says:

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

  13. Kele Issa says:

    Yeah, he has the calendar….. Oh boy

  14. 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….

  15. 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.

  16. Troy Glover says:

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

  17. Bonita Reid says:

    this is telling Israel l not to give any land.

  18. Bonita Reid says:

    not before passover

  19. Matt Burgess says:

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

  20. Matt Burgess says:

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

  21. 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?!

  22. They are called House Slaves.

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