The rate of child abuse in Israel is higher than it’s ever been, according to a
study released by the National Council for the Child on Tuesday.
product of a collaboration between the University of Haifa, the Traiana Center
for the Study of Society and the Education Ministry, among others, the study was
conducted over the past school year among a representative national sample of
10,513 children – 8,239 from the Jewish sector and 2,274 from the Arab sector –
aged 12,14, and 16.
The study is the first of its kind in Israel, in that
it examined the extent of the phenomenon of child abuse with a large sample of
testimony from children themselves.