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Report: Thousands of Israeli Children Below Poverty Line

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Ethiopian children waiting to make aliyah to Israel. Photo: Judith Friedman Rosen.

Times of Israel – Government cuts in child benefits have pushed tens of thousands of Israeli children beneath the poverty line, according to an annual report published Sunday, and one in five of the country’s senior citizens cannot sufficiently support themselves.

According to the report by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, a rights watchdog, only three OECD member states have lower child-benefits rates than Israel.

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