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        3/12/2013, Nisan 1, 5773

      Three Locust Targets Sprayed from the Air


      The Agriculture Ministry finished spraying, Tuesday morning, three focal points in Chatzerim, the Eshkol Council region and the Ramat Hanegev Council region, where swarms of locusts entered Monday evening. The ministry said the spraying appeared to be effective, with nothing rising from the ground.

      A ministry statement cited unconfirmed reports of a large swarm in the El-Arish area of the Sinai Peninsula. The statement said the ministry would continue to monitor the situation and has staff in the field to observe the entry of new swarms into Israel.