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Letter Bombs Mailed to Israel Embassy

September 25, 1972
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Five letter bombs mailed from Holland arrived at the Israel Embassy here Thursday. The police department bomb squad was summoned and bomb experts detonated four of the bombs in a compound outside the city. The fifth bomb was taken to the police laboratory for analysis. Police said the letter bombs were extraordinarily potent. An area of the compound in which the bombs were detonated was pulverized. The letters were addressed to Ambassador Eliezer Doron, Israel Gur Aryeh, Aaron Gafni, Joseph Shavit, and former Military Attache Eliezer Lif who left his post more than six months ago.

The DAIA issued a statement regarding the bomb attacks last Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning on two synagogues here. The statement noted that the Munich massacre appears to have opened a general offensive aimed at spreading the conflict in the Middle East throughout the world. “The Argentine Jewish community appeals to public opinion, democratic groups and to national authorities to take immediate steps to avoid further attacks,” the DAIA stated. “Failure to halt the attackers only encourages the criminal activities.”

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