Poisoned Jaffa oranges


On Feb. 2, 1978, JTA reported that Palestinian terrorists had sabotaged Israeli exports and poisoned Jaffa oranges with mercury.


The poisoned oranges were discovered in the Netherlands, where 5 Dutch children were poisoned.

Sadly, this was the first of several incidents through 1988.

Archive Notes: In 2008, two Palestinians were arrested in a
plot to poison Israeli patrons at a falafel joint in Ramat Gan. 

Hat tip: Twitter user @jewishevents

Image: Israel Government Press Office (GPO). Jaffa Oranges being loaded into hold of a ship in port at Ashdod.  Moshe Milner, 11 January 1971.

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