Israel on 'Locust Alert' Ahead of Passover

Ad Feedback

JERUSALEM, Israel -- The Agriculture Ministry warned farmers Monday to be on the lookout for locust swarms that are descending on neighboring Egypt. The warning comes a few weeks ahead of the Passover holiday.

The ministry set up a hotline and asked farmers to immediately report any locust sightings.

It also appointed a special task force to help farmers deal with any infestation of the destructive insects, capable of stripping acres of crops.

In the Bible, locusts were one of the 10 plagues God sent to Egypt when Pharaoh refused to release the Israelites from slavery.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

 CBNNews.com

CBNNews.com

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.