Israelis urged to be ‘vigilant’ after locusts descend on Egypt ahead of Passover
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JERUSALEM — Israel is on a locust alert as upwards of 30 million of the destructive bugs descend on neighbouring Egypt ahead of the Passover holiday.
Israel’s Agriculture Ministry set up an emergency hotline Monday and is asking Israelis to be vigilant in reporting locust sightings to prevent an outbreak.
Locusts have a devastating effect on agriculture by quickly stripping crops.