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 view of Mt. Rinjani, Indonesia. (CC BY Midori/Wikemedia Commons)
A view of Mt. Rinjani, Indonesia. (CC BY Midori/Wikemedia Commons)

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.

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