Israeli climber killed in Indonesia, where Jerusalem has no diplomatic relations
Rescue teams working to retrieve body of 19-year-old who fell while mountain climbing; Israel’s envoy to Singapore following efforts
A young Israeli man was killed in Indonesia over the weekend while mountain climbing, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday night.
The 19-year-old fell while climbing Mt. Rinjani, the ministry said. Rescue teams were working to retrieve the man’s body.
Israel does not have diplomatic relations with Muslim-majority Indonesia, somewhat complicating efforts to bring the man’s body back home.
The Foreign Ministry said Israel’s envoy in Singapore was following efforts to retrieve the body.