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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