Chinese ambassador to Israel, Mr. Du Wei has been found dead at his home in Hertzliya Israel.
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Fox News reports China’s ambassador to Israel was found dead inside his home north of Tel Aviv on Sunday, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said.
Du Wei, 57, arrived in Israel in mid-February amid the coronavirus outbreak and was living in the coastal city of Herzliya on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. He previously served as China’s envoy to Ukraine.
Staff found Du unresponsive in his bed with no signs of violence to his body, the Haaretz daily reported. Initial media reports said Du’s cause of death appeared to be from a cardiac incident.
A police investigation’s initial findings suggested no foul play, an Israeli official told the BBC.
Chinese officials did not immediately comment on Du’s death.