Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at home

JERUSALEM: The Chinese ambassador to Israel was found dead in his home north of Tel Aviv on Sunday, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said.

No cause of death was given and the Israeli police said it was investigating.

Du Wei, 58, was named envoy in February in the middle of the. He previously served as China's envoy to Ukraine.

He is survived by a wife and son, who were not in Israel.

Israel enjoys good relations with China.

The ambassador's death comes just two days after he condemned the comments by visiting the US Secretary of State. USA Mike Pompeo , which denounced Chinese investments in Israel and accused China of hiding information about the outbreak.