Israeli Ambassador to Chile Receives Credentials After Diplomatic Tussle

President of Chile Gabriel Boric Font addresses the 77th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean President Gabriel Boric received the credentials of Israel’s new ambassador on Friday afternoon, two weeks after a diplomatic dispute after the ceremony was postponed due to the death of a young Palestinian.

Israeli ambassador Gil Artzyeli had initially been scheduled to attend the ceremony on Sept. 15, but that same day it was postponed in a move Israel’s foreign ministry characterized as “unprecedented.”

Chile’s decision was in response to the death of a Palestinian teenager during a military operation in Yehuda and Shomron, the Chilean government said in a statement, adding that the ceremony had been rescheduled for Sept. 30.

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