Israel has returned to Rabat the head of its diplomatic mission in Morocco, David Govrin, after summoning him to clarify suspicions described as serious, including the harassment of local women and the disappearance of a “precious gift” from the Israeli representation, according to the official Hebrew media.
And the Israel Broadcasting Corporation said Tuesday that the Israeli Foreign Ministry decided to return Govrin to Rabat, after he was summoned to provide clarification on “serious suspicions” and subsequently spent a week in Israel before returning. to Morocco, after revealing the case to the media on Monday.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry had summoned Govrin, along with sending a delegation of high-level diplomats, including the Ministry’s Inspector General, Hagai Behar, to Rabat to investigate the complaints and accusations against him.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry opened an investigation into suspected irregularities at the Israel Liaison Office in Rabat, which was reopened in Rabat just a year ago, and was opened when the then Israeli Foreign Minister and current Prime Minister Yair Lapid visited the capital, Rabat.
The case, which was first revealed on Monday, on the program “Half a Day with Estee Peres on Channel B,” featuring senior Israeli diplomats and politicians, according to an Israeli website, said the focus of the investigation it was the behavior of the head of the Israel Liaison Office in Rabat, who was Israel’s ambassador to Egypt.
Due to doubts about the issues raised, a delegation made up of several senior officials rushed to Rabat last week, including the Office’s Inspector General, Hagai Behar, to the Israel Liaison Office in Morocco.
There is a case related to the disappearance of a valuable gift that the office is said to have obtained during the celebrations of what Israel calls “Independence Day”. Ministry. In addition, the office is also investigating a conflict within the embassy between the head of the mission, David Govrin, and the security officer responsible for the security and proper functioning of the Israeli mission.
Among the stories raised about Israel’s Liaison Office in Morocco, a businessman attended official functions of senior Israeli officials during his visit to Morocco, including Gideon Sa’ar, Ayelet Shaked, Yair Lapid, Meir Cohen and other senior officials, although he does not hold any official position, but rather his special relationship with an official in the Israel Liaison Office in Rabat.
In the context of the various complaints and allegations, what most concerns Israeli Foreign Ministry officials are the serious allegations of exploitation and harassment of women by an Israeli official. If the veracity of these allegations is verified, it could be a serious diplomatic incident in relations. between Israel and Morocco.