China’s Ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead in apartment on Sunday. Du, who lived in Tel Aviv at the time, was 57.
Israeli police are working the case of the death of the newly appointed ambassador. Du was only appointed ambassador in February and had previously served as a special envoy to Ukraine.
According to early unnamed sources, Du is believed to have died of natural causes.
Before his sudden death, Du had complained that China was “being made the world’s scapegoat for the viral infection.”
“In history, more than once, a certain group of people was accused of spreading pandemics,” Du said. “That is despicable and should be condemned. The disease is an enemy of the entire humankind and the world should fight it together.”