The soon to be Ambassador of Croatia in Israel, Mr.Peter Simunovic arrived on Wednesday afternoon at the Ashdod City Hall to show solidarity with the bombed population of the city. He was invited by Mr. shmuel Schlesinger the Consul of Croatia and owner of the Ashdod Bonded shipping company. Mr. Schlesinger is responsible for rekindling and renewing the diplomatic relationship that went sour between Israel and Croatia. When the two met at City Hall they were led to a special control room where a staff of experts were stationed with computers following the missile bombings of the city.
Mr. Simunovic landed in Israel only two months ago and very quickly became familiar with the grim, intensive Israeli reality.
While being interviewed by Diplomacy the Ambassador received a phone call from the Croatian Embassy in Tel aviv informing him of the bus bombing right in front of the Embassy. He was requested to return to the embassy immediately.
Hopefully, the Ambassador's next visit to Ashdod will be longer and under better circumstances.
Missile Control room in Ashdod