Chinese Ambassador Who Blasted US Secretary For State Found Dead In Israel Under Unclear Circumstances.
17 May 2020
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Ambassador Did Wei

Own Correspondent |China’s ambassador to Israel has been found dead at his home in Tel Aviv on Sunday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry has said.

Du Wei, 58, was appointed to the role in February and had previously served as China’s envoy to Ukraine.

The cause of his death has not been reported and Israeli police said it was being investigated.

He is survived by his wife and son, who were not in Israel at the time of his death.

Earlier this week, the Chinese ambassador condemned US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for the comments he made during a one-day trip to Israel.

On Wednesday, Mr Pompeo denounced Chinese investments in Israel and accused China of withholding information about the coronavirus outbreak.

The ambassador, Du Wei, was found in his bed in Herzliya by an embassy worker, officials said.

The cause of death of Mr. Du, was not immediately clear. Israeli news organizations reported that there were no signs of violence.

Investigators — including Chen Kugel, the head of Israel’s National Center of Forensic Medicine — declined to comment as they left the ambassador’s residence.

American news channel CNN said at this stage, the 58-year-old’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

Police are outside the ambassador’s residence in Herzliya — to the north of Tel Aviv — as part of standard procedure , according to the media house.

Online Sources