Documents kept in safes at the Prime Minister’s Office were shredded in breach of the law before Naftali Bennett was sworn in as premier on Sunday, the Haaretz daily reports.
Citing former PMO officials, the newspaper says former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the order to shred the documents.
Some the documents in the safes were transferred to the archives of the Prime Minister’s Office as required by law, the report adds.
Unnamed senior legal officials quoted in the report describe the shredding of the documents as very regular.
In a response sent on his behalf, Netanyahu calls the report “a total lie.”
The Prime Minister’s Office says it was not aware of the matter, but will now look into it.