As in Biblical times, Palestine was saved from the locust plague which threatened the Spring crop by a wind which swept away the scourge.
A strong southwesterly gale drove the locusts into the eastern desert, freeing all of Palestine from the pest which was being fought by the government department with flame guns. No crops were damaged.
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