By the end of the day on Thursday, the
Agriculture Ministry reported that its teams had almost entirely eradicated the
locusts that had begun swarming into Israel from the Sinai border on Tuesday.
nighttime pesticide spray operation ended in the early morning, following two
days of similar spray operations. Because winds were moving in an easterly
fashion, the ministry had said in the morning that it did not expect a new swarm
to enter Israel – a prediction that remained correct by evening.
the fact that there were no reports of new swarms entering the country, the
Agriculture Ministry said its staff would continue to monitor the situation and
be on alert.