Swarm of locusts in Egypt recalls biblical plague

With Passover only weeks away, the timing of a massive swarm of locusts in Egypt is striking many Israelis as downright biblical.

Millions of the grasshopper-like insects have swarmed Israel’s southern neighbour, damaging crops. Some have since made their way to southern Israel.

On the eve of Passover, which this year begins at sundown on March 25, Jews around the world will recall the Exodus story and the 10 plagues that befell Egypt.

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