Locusts reach Israel's Negev
Published Tuesday 05/03/2013 (updated) 06/03/2013 19:02
A swarm of locusts fly near Kmehin in Israel's Negev desert, March 5.
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A plague of locusts spread from Egypt into Israel's Negev on Tuesday, Israeli media reported.
The flying bugs were headed to the Sde Boker kibbutz in the central Negev, The Times of Israel reported.
On Monday, Israel's agriculture ministry sent planes to spray pesticides over fields to protect them from a different swarm of locusts.
The agriculture ministry in Gaza said small numbers of locusts reached Abasan, near Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday.