Katsav leaves presidential residence

President Moshe Katsav left Beit Hanassi in Jerusalem on Tuesday night and did not intend to return so long as his suspension remained in effect. Katsav arrived at Beit Hanassi on Monday to take his possessions and meet with the employees. Katsav left the residence following Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz's statement that "it is not in keeping with the aim of the law which is to create a temporary cessation in the president's term of office because of the criminal investigation against him."