Every third child is poor

BySHLOMO MAITAL
January 8, 2014 17:19

For poverty to triumph, it is sufficient for good people to do nothing.




A woman searches through a garbage container in central Jerusalem

A woman searches through a garbage container in central Jerusalem. (photo credit:NATI SHOHAT / FLASH 90)

A sad, familiar ritual marks the end of each calendar year, when reports documenting the extent and depth of poverty in Israel are released. For over a decade, the story has always been the same: Every third child and every fifth person lives in poverty.

And there is little sign of change.

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