Netanyahu Refuses to Leave the Israeli Prime Minister's Office

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refuses to allow new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to move to Prime Minister's official residence, according to Israeli media assertions.

  • Israeli media: Netanyahu destroyed some documents before his successor, Naftali Bennett, entered the official residence of the Israeli Prime Minister.
    Israeli media: Netanyahu destroyed some documents before his successor, Naftali Bennett, entered the Israeli Prime Minister's official residence. 

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to leave the prime minister's official residence and allow the new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, to move in.

According to Israeli media, Bennett sent an official letter to Netanyahu asking him to expedite the evacuation of the official government headquarters within two weeks, while Israeli media reports indicated that Netanyahu destroyed some documents before entering the government headquarters.

The so-called “government of change” headed by Naftali Bennett won the confidence of the Israeli occupation Knesset by obtaining 60 votes against 59 votes, marking the first time in the history of the occupation that a government has taken an “oath of allegiance” without the support of a majority of 61 or more of the 120 Knesset members, ending the 12-year rule of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu attacked the "coalition government Bennett-Lapid" several times, saying that Bennett "does not have the strength to stand firm on the Iranian file."