Israelis face 'difficult winter,' study shows

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December 18, 2012 13:22

 
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Ten percent of Israelis will not have enough blankets or other similar products to keep themselves and their families warm this winter, according to a survey released by the NGO Chasdei Naomi on Monday.

This number is also broken down to regions of the country and shows that a higher percentage of people living in the north of the Israel will be suffering from this shortage than those living in southern areas.

The report, which is summarized as painting a “difficult winter” ahead for Israelis,  showed that the recent economic situation has made it very difficult for 71 percent of Israeli citizens to afford the heavy costs of energy and electricity, which are needed to heat up their homes in winter.

In addition, 56 percent noted that they will have to cut down 20 to 30 percent of their bills for home heating this winter. Ten percent of them said they will reduce this cost by at least half.

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