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8 Letter Bombs Found in Israeli Post Offices; Mailed from Istanbul

January 30, 1973
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Eight new letter-bombs were found in Israeli post offices today, all of them mailed from Istanbul, Turkey, and postmarked Jan. 25. The latest wave of lethal letters prompted police authorities to issue a new warning to the public to take precautions in handling mail that was not expected and that appeared to be unusually heavy.

The booby-trapped letters spotted by postal security officers today were in ordinary airmail envelopes, white or pinkish in color, but heavier than normal. Some of the letters contained senders’ names which may be fictitious. Two letters were addressed to Tel Aviv, one of them to Prof. Yuval Neeman, president of Tel Aviv University. The name of the sender was marked “Helen L.” Another was addressed to the Egged bus company and carried the sender’s name “Hirsh Troy.”

Other letter bombs were addressed to the Begged-Or leather wear factory in Migdal Haemek; to an address in Afuleh and to another in Beth Seharim. The latter was addressed to David Lavush and the sender’s name was “Levi Tus.” An additional letter bomb was found in Migdal Haemek and two in Haifa.

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