TEL AVIV (Jan. 7)
Letter bombs apparently are pouring into Israel from a number of countries, in a variety of forms.
Accordingly, the authorities are no longer warning the public to be on the lookout for a specific type of mail from a single point of origin, but to treat any letter or parcel from overseas with suspicion.
Ten pieces of booby-trapped mail were detected at the Tel Aviv Central Post Office on Dec. 31. All were postmarked in Cyprus and resembled season’s greetings cards.
An 11th letter bomb was intercepted Jan. 2, mailed from Greece. Since then, more have arrived, but the police will not say how many, where from or in what form.