Israel stops locust invasion dead in their tracks

This story reminds us of the plague of locusts that God sent to punish Pharoah in the time of Moses. Yes Bill its literal.

Arutz Sheva – A swarm of one million locusts that was headed north from southern Israel has been stopped dead in its tracks.

A swarm of one million locusts that was headed north from the southern border of Israel has been stopped dead in its tracks by the Ministry of Agriculture — but first, some of Israel’s residents have made sure to gather sackfuls of what they know can be a tasty kosher treat.

The swarm, a small group that broke off from a massive plague that struck neighboring Egypt, crossed the border into the country from Sinai, reaching the Ramat HaNegev region two days ago.

Israel’s Agriculture Ministry immediately began spraying pesticide both from the air and at the ground level, starting at dawn on Wednesday. The ministry hoped to prevent further losses to farmers by the locusts. Israel has already sustained hundreds of thousands of shekels damage to potato farms in its southern regions.

Prior to the spraying, however, some Yemenite Israelis made sure to gather sackfuls of the locusts, four varieties of which actually are listed in the Torah as kosher.

When toasted, said one of the people who rushed out to gather the rare treat, they taste like the “finest fast food snack.” Some Yemenite Jews in Israel can date their ancestry back to the Second Temple era, when the locust as a food source was more widely known.

In Egypt, farms and fields were completely devastated in the Giza region by a swarm of some 30 million locusts over the weekend.

Israel’s wave of spraying, which began at 06:00 a.m. in the Negev, worked well, according to a ministry spokesperson.

“Following the spraying, which was done via aircraft, there seems to be no more ground elevation of locusts,” the spokesperson said. “They sprayed 7,500 acres east of Moshav Kamhin. During the day the pesticides will remove the locusts from the soil. The Ministry of Agriculture is continuing to monitor the results.”

Rabbi Eliezer Simcha Weiss, rabbi of Emek Hefer, meanwhile, has sent a letter to farmers calling on them to pray that no more locusts reach the country.



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loriannringold
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loriannringold

Rabbi Eliezer Simcha Weiss, rabbi of Emek Hefer, meanwhile, has sent a letter to farmers calling on them to pray that no more locusts reach the country.

How beautiful is that. A Rabbi sends a letter to farmers to pray. I love that!!!
Maybe we all need to take time to pray more.
God bless all of you RS fans from Proud Army Wife!!

Ray
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Ray

For our Bible study tonight we started the book of Joel, the first chapter is all about God’s judgement on Israel with the 4 types of Locust.

Templewind
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Templewind

I understood it was one type of locust in 4 different stages of development?

Ray
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Ray

Well, there is really only two stages, egg and instar, (each instar looks the same only immature to mature). It is not like others that go through 3 stages, egg, larvae, and adult.

Templewind
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Templewind

Thanks for the info. God Bless you!

JeffWRidge
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JeffWRidge

I wonder how long it will take the environmental zealots to denounce them for using pesticides to stop the locusts?

rick0857
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rick0857

Not to sure the Israelis are worried about some tree hugging lunatics.

JeffWRidge
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JeffWRidge

I’m sure they aren’t. I’m just surprised that the environmentalists haven’t blown a gasket over it.

Godisright
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Godisright

The farmers are praying? This could go somewhere, my friends. Unlike the Democ rat policy of demonizing the God fearing.

sDee
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sDee

Civilized man.

Without oil revenue the islamic countries will devolve back their pre-fuedal state within a decade.

tinlizzieowner
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tinlizzieowner

Yup. Right back to Camels and Sand Fleas like they were before WE created their oil industry back in the late 40’s and early 1950’s.

rick0857
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rick0857

You actually think it would take that long????

hongryhawg
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hongryhawg

I hope the pesticides did no harm while at the same time, enhanced the flavor.

c4pfan
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c4pfan

Yuck!

Joe
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Joe

Chocolate covered Locusts and Grasshoppers >>

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=Chocolate+covered+locusts+grasshoppers&oq=Chocolate+covered+locusts+grasshoppers&gs_l=hp.12…37675.40775.3.42231.13.13.0.0.0.0.199.1702.0j13.13.0.les%3B..0.0…1c.1.5.psy-ab.eRVJNCVzyy4&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43287494,d.eWU&fp=1a28eadb0a1e0b9a&biw=1516&bih=752

Any idiot like me – who pledged in a Fraternity knows!

Laurel
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Laurel

See what happens when you come out of the 7th century?!

ArlenWilliams
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ArlenWilliams

What kind of pesticide did they use, if they are still edible? Are we sure this is accurate?

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Mustard gas. When the gas dissipates, you’re left with mustard. Fact.

Laurel
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Laurel

Interesting! Thanks because I did not know that!

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Live and learn sister.

Laurel
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Laurel

YEP!

BlueGood
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BlueGood

Makes a great dip on the battlefield…..LOL

Pickle Plants
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Pickle Plants

Pre-seasoned locust – yum!

Just a little knosh.

GJpinks
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GJpinks

Do you promise you’re not pulling our legs?

FreeManWalking
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FreeManWalking

Do they ever use honey mustard gas? Because I like honey mustard.

rick0857
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rick0857

What about Honey Dijon Mustard? Not sure about spelling Dijon

ArlenWilliams
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ArlenWilliams

Well how about that. Slaughtered and seasoned in one pass. Thanks. Maybe John the Baptist is looking on from Heaven and getting hungry.

Army_Pilot1967
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Army_Pilot1967

“Prior to the spraying, however, some Yemenite Israelis made sure to gather sackfuls of the locusts…”

Libertyship46
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Libertyship46

Pity we can’t exterminate radical Islamic terrorists so easily.

davienne
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davienne

and obarkey the vacationer in chief

Diogenes_wy
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Diogenes_wy

Sure we can. Just send them all to the capital of Ecuador, call them ‘musquitos’ and spray them with DDT.

maynardb50
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maynardb50

DDT won’t kill people, but it will kill mosquitoes. Unless we drown them in it. DDT was the best protection that was ever invented to rid countries of disease carrying bugs until the greenies decided it was bad.

Dukehoopsfan
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Dukehoopsfan

You beat me to it … spraying for terrorists.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Everything tastes like chicken except for beef…and chicken.

UnCL3
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UnCL3

Do they taste like chicken?

Bryan Ewbank
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Bryan Ewbank

But, but, but… What does chicken taste like? It’s driving my crazy!!

factsobill
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factsobill

Sweeter!

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