The letters were written with a pro-Nazi slant and condemned Israeli policy in the West Bank; all employees who came into contact with the powder were put into isolation.
Published 16:59 14.09.10
Envelopes containing anti-Israel letters and a suspicious white powder were sent to the embassies of the United States, Sweden and Spain in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
The letters were written with a pro-Nazi slant and condemned Israeli policy in the West Bank.
Firefighters, police officers and Environment Ministry personnel were summoned to the U.S. embassy as soon as the envelope was opened there. Within a short time, similar envelopes were discovered at the Spanish and Swedish embassies.
All employees who came in contact with the suspicious powder were put into isolation, and field showers were created at the U.S. embassy to deal with the situation.
Israel Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said it was still unclear what the substance is, but that officers believed it not to be poisonous as no one was hurt.
Police are trying to find who sent the envelopes and determine whether the incidents were connected, he said.
Click to view image: 'Hazardous material specialists at US Embassy, Tues'
Click to view image: 'US embassy-TA, Tuesday'
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