Following the announcement, Netanyahu called the indictment "an attempted coup" against him, and that the process was meant to topple him.
After Netanyahu had delivered his statement, his political rival and Kahol Lavan Gantz said he has "complete confidence in the judicial system led by Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit.
In this case, Netanyahu is accused of fraud and breach of trust.
In Case 1000, Netanyahu is also accused of fraud and breach of trust over gifts he allegedly received from Hollywood Mogul Arnon Milchan and billionaire James Packer.
According to the indictment, Netanyahu received cigars and champagne from the two over the course of several years.
Netanyahu's family members, the indictment states, also demanded and received gifts from the businessmen, and Netanyahu was aware of this fact.
Mendelblit writes in the indictment that Netanyahu put himself in a conflict of interests and used his public role to receive gifts. »