Israeli diplomatic missions get `anthrax` threat mail

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 23:37

Jerusalem: Envelopes containing white powder
initially feared to be anthrax arrived at six Israeli
diplomatic missions in Europe and the US, Israeli media
reported on Tuesday.

According to reports, embassies in The Hague, Brussels
and London and consulates in New York, Houston and Boston
yesterday received envelopes with the word "anthrax" on them,
containing what turned out to be harmless white powder.

The Israeli foreign ministry would not comment on the
reports.

"We do not address issues pertaining to security,"
spokesman Yigal Palmor said.
Anthrax is a potentially lethal bacterium that exists
naturally in the soil and can also occur among cattle. It is
also, more notoriously, a potential bio-terror weapon.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 23:33

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