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Anthrax scare stirs panic in Israeli missions

Several Israeli embassies, consulates in US, Europe receive suspicious envelopes marked 'Anthrax' which were later found to contain harmless powder

Several Israeli embassies and consulates in the US and Europe simultaneously received white envelopes with the word "Anthrax" written on them, Ynet learned. The contents of the envelopes were later identified as a harmless powder, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.


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Anthrax is a potentially fatal disease and can be manifested in skin legions. The Israeli Consulate in Boston was evacuated and closed for several hours subject to police orders after such an envelope was recieved.


Among the missions that received the envelopes was the New York Consulate and embassies in The Hague and Brussels. The Foreign Ministry raised its alert level. It is estimated more envelopes will be received in the future.


Some two years ago, an envelope with white powder was sent to the Israeli Embassy in Washington which was later identified as baking flour.





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