Chinese ambassador to Israel ‘found lifeless at home’

Chinese ambassador to Israel ‘found lifeless at home’


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China’s Ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, has been found lifeless in his condominium north of Tel Aviv, an Israeli official advised BBC Information.

The official claimed Israeli police had introduced an investigation but original results instructed no foul enjoy.

Mr Du, fifty seven, was appointed ambassador in February owning previously served as envoy to Ukraine.

The ambassador was married and experienced a son but his family had even now to be a part of him in Israel.

He was living in Herzliya, some 10km north of Tel Aviv.

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Du Wei formerly served as Chinese ambassador to Ukraine

An Israeli law enforcement spokesman told Reuters news agency: “As aspect of the standard method, law enforcement units are at the scene.”

Israel’s Channel twelve Tv, quoting unnamed clinical sources, explained initial indications have been that Mr Du experienced died in his snooze of normal triggers.

There was no rapid remark on Mr Du’s demise from Chinese officers.

In a concept revealed on the embassy’s web page just immediately after his appointment as ambassador, Mr Du praised the relations amongst “the second major economic climate in the environment and Israel the commence-up country”.

Self-isolation on arrival

When he arrived in Israel on 15 February, Mr Du had straight away to self-isolate for two weeks simply because of coronavirus restrictions.

In an interview with Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon past thirty day period, Mr Du claimed China was being produced the world’s scapegoat.

“In record, a lot more than at the time, a selected group of folks was accused of spreading pandemics,” he stated.

“That is despicable and should be condemned. The disease is an enemy of the entire humankind and the globe should really combat it jointly.”

On Friday, his embassy made a scathing attack on US Secretary of Point out Mike Pompeo who experienced criticised China’s managing of the coronavirus pandemic on a check out to Israel.

In a reaction released in the Jerusalem Publish, the embassy condemned Mr Pompeo’s “absurd responses”, denying that China experienced ever included up the disaster.