China's ambassador to Israel discovered dead on Sunday

Du Wei recently became China's ambassador to Israel.

Published: May 17, 2020 1:26pm

Updated: May 17, 2020 2:34pm

The Chinese ambassador to Israel on Sunday was discovered dead at home in Herzl, according to Israel's Foreign Ministry.

Du Wei is thought to have died of natural causes, according to an Israeli police spokesperson. The Chinese government indicated that his death was related to heath issues.

Wei recently became the ambassador to the U.S. ally, and previously served as the Chinese ambassador to Ukraine.

In a recent Jerusalem Post op-ed, Chinese embassy spokesperson Wang Yongjun said that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken "absurd comments on China." Yongjun criticized the ideas that the coronavirus began in China, that China has engaged in deception, and that there is danger in permitting Chinese investment.

"You’re a great partner," Pompeo said to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, according to the New York Times. "You share information, unlike some other countries that try and obfuscate and hide information."

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