China’s Ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was discovered lifeless inside his official residence Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told CNN.
At this phase, the 57-year-old’s loss of life is not becoming treated as suspicious.
Police are outside the ambassador’s residence in Herzliya — to the north of Tel Aviv — as element of regular method, the spokeswoman mentioned.
His death comes considerably less than a week following US Secretary of Condition Mike Pompeo frequented Jerusalem, brazenly criticizing China’s steps throughout the coronavirus pandemic, as nicely as contacting on Israeli leaders to cease signing big infrastructure and communications discounts with Chinese corporations.
There has been no comment on the ambassador’s dying from the Chinese embassy in Israel or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing.
Ambassador Du assumed his recent part in Israel in February 2020, according to the embassy’s webpage, as the coronavirus pandemic was sweeping across the globe.
He wrote in an posting in the Jerusalem Post in mid-March that he promptly had to enter two weeks of mandatory self-quarantine on his arrival.
Ambassador Du was married with a person son.