Today, Sunday, an official Hebrew channel announced that Tel Aviv is investigating the disappearance of a “precious watch” that was a gift to the Israeli mission in an “Arab country”. Although the news did not name this country, its details show that the matter is related to Morocco, where investigations are being opened for suspected theft and sexual harassment of the head and staff of the Israel Liaison Office in Rabat.
And the Israel Broadcasting Corporation informed the Kan channel that the Inspector General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is investigating in recent weeks the disappearance of gifts that arrived at the Israeli embassy in one of the Arab countries, including a Cartier watch, for value of about 20,000 shekels, equivalent to 5,853 dollars.
He added that the unnamed Arab country that maintains diplomatic relations with Israel gave the expensive watch to the head of the Israeli delegation in the country, but the gift, which was supposed to be reported and sent to the Foreign Ministry, was exchanged on the way. .
And the channel continued: “The Foreign Ministry received the original watch box, but a low-cost fake watch was found inside. The ministry immediately opened an investigation into the alleged disappearance of the watch. So far, the location of the original watch has not been determined.”
The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the head of the Israel Liaison Office, David 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 Channel B’s “Half Day with Estee Peres” program featuring senior Israeli diplomats and politicians, according to an Israeli website, said the focus of the investigation 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, although he does not hold any official position apart from his special relationship with a Liaison Office official. From Israel. in Rabat.