Jerusalem (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu and his family surrendered the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office at the beginning of Sunday, almost a month after long-time leaders were dismissed due to the establishment of an alternative government.
A family spokesman confirmed that Netanyahus left his residence on Balfor Street in Jerusalem after midnight. This is in line with the deadline agreed with the newly appointed Prime Minister Naftali Bennett last month.
Balfour’s residence is Netanyahus scandal, And for most of the past year it has been a scene of weekly protests against Netanyahu. The demonstrators called on the then prime minister to resign during the corruption trial. Netanyahu denied cheating and refused to resign.
Prime Minister Netanyahu was Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, having been in office for the past 12 years, serving his term in the 1990s and occupying his home since 2009.
Bennett has not yet announced a date to move to his residence.