Netanyahu leaves the official residence of the Israeli prime minister

Netanyahu leaves the official residence of the Israeli prime minister

Benjamin Netanyahu and his family finally vacated the official residence of the Israeli prime minister on Sunday (11/7) morning. The decision comes nearly a month after the prime minister was ousted from office with the formation of an alternative government.

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A spokesman for the Netanyahu family confirmed that all members of the 12-year prime minister's family left the residence on Balfour Street in Jerusalem shortly after midnight. The departure is in line with a deadline agreed last month with newly inaugurated Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

After Netanyahu's departure, it is unclear when Bennett will move into the prime minister's official residence. The Balfour residence has become a symbol of the Netanyahu scandal. It has also been the point of weekly protests against him for much of the past year.

The demonstrators called on Netanyahu to resign while on trial for corruption. Netanyahu denies any wrongdoing and refuses to step down.

Netanyahu is Israel's longest-serving prime minister, holding office for the past 12 years and serving in the 1990s. However, he has occupied the Balfour Street residence since 2009.