The cloud of locusts is being monitored by the authorities of Israel, which is on alert for fear that may have negative effects on agricultural production.
However, apparently the amount of insects that cross Israel is lower than that struck Egypt.
The Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development launched a fumigation campaign, given the magnitude of the plague.
According to the holy Bible, a large swarm of locusts was the eighth of ten plagues that struck the Egyptians by divine punishment, to persuade Pharaoh to free the ancient Hebrews from slavery.
This year, Passover begins March 25.
We leave you with the shocking images.
- Israel fights swarms of locusts from Egypt (dailystar.com.lb)
- Israel Escapes Locust Plague – For Now (news.yahoo.com)
- Egypt’s Locust Plague Threatens Israel (npr.org)