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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

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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.

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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. Stelio Kontos says:

    He has been angry with man since the forbidden fruit.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Shawn Willey says:

    God will curse those who curse Israel

  5. Shawn Willey says:

    God will curse those who curse Israel

  6. Shawn Willey says:

    God will curse those who curse Israel

  7. Shawn Willey says:

    God will curse those who curse Israel

  8. Shawn Willey says:

    God will curse those who curse Israel

  9. Jeannie White says:

    Jesus, God and Holy Spirit, Guide us All.

  10. John Snider says:

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

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

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

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

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

  15. 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.

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

  17. THE MOST HIGH GOD JESUS.

  18. 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!!!

  19. King Toot says:

    **** israel. and everyone in it.

  20. King Toot says:

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

  21. King Toot says:

    corny. try again.

  22. Mitsika Rav says:

    most ridiculous post

  23. Mitsika Rav says:

    most ridiculous post

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. Cocoa Castle says:

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

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. Kele Issa says:

    Great Spelling Wizard

  30. Kele Issa says:

    Great Spelling Wizard

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