Swarm of locusts from Egypt descends on Israel

Israel Hayom (Mar. 5, 2013) | Passover came early this year as a swarm of locusts crossed into Israel from Egypt on Monday, threatening to ravage crops throughout the nation. Residents in Eilat, the town of Nitzana (on the Egyptian border) and as far north as Holon reported spotting the swarm. The Agriculture Ministry prepared to send out planes to spray pesticides over agricultural fields throughout the country on Monday at night, which is when locusts alight to rest.