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Booby-trapped Envelopes in Israel

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The Israeli public was today warned against a new wave of booby trapped envelopes, this time posted within Israel. The warning was issued following the injuries sustained by a woman in Kiryat Gat when she opened an envelope addressed to her. The postman, who was nearby, said he personally handed over the letter which contained explosives to the woman and he was certain the envelope was mailed in Israel and bore an Israeli stamp.

An immediate alarm issued to sorting offices yielded another booby-trapped envelope at the Tel Aviv main letter sorting office. It was a usual white envelope with an Israeli stamp and a Tel Aviv post office cancellation stamp. It was written in Hebrew and addressed to a Tiberias resident, Dr. Yoram Badi of Safad Road. All sorting houses were called to be on the alert to similar envelopes irrespective of their place of posting.

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