Threatening envelope received at U.S. Embassy


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An envelope containing white powder and a letter making threats against Israel was sent to the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Similar letters, which also reportedly decried Israel’s policy in the West Bank, also were received at Sweden’s and Spain’s embassies in the same city.

Israeli police have not yet disclosed what the substance was in the envelope. Some powder spilled on the hand of a U.S. Embassy worker, who did not have any adverse reaction, Ynet reported.

Workers who came into contact with the powder were placed in isolation and cleaned off.

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