Over one million Israeli children live in poverty: NGO
An NGO has found that more than one million Israeli children, or 35.6 percent of all kids in the Occupied Territories, are living in poverty.
According to Press TV, the food security NGO Latet said in its latest report that in addition to one million children, 1.3 million Israeli adults are also defined as poor.
Overall, 26.5 percent of the entire population in the Occupied Lands live below the poverty line, according to the report.
It also found that one in four children from the families receiving support from the NGO frequently go to school without a packed lunch, and one in three skip at least one meal a day.
The report further said that some 6 percent of aid-dependent Israeli children have had to beg for donations, another 6 percent collected food from the ground or garbage bins, and some 5.4 percent stole food.
"When there are more than half a million poor families and more than a million poor children, you cannot just get used to it and accept it," said Latet Chairman Gilles Darmon.
"Israeli governments may have gotten used to having so many poor people, but the poor children will never get used to it."
Additionally, Latet CEO Eran Weintraub said that the Israelis have simply got used to such reports as they have "the worst poverty rates in the West."
In recent months, Zionist regime has seen a wave of price hikes in electricity, water, gas, food, insurance and property tax.
Inspired by France's 'yellow vests' movement, hundreds of Israeli protesters took to the streets of Tel Aviv on Friday to blame the Tel Aviv regime for rising living costs.
According to the Latet report, 53 percent of the Israeli families defined as poor did not have enough food while 72 percent feared that their food supplies would be finished before there was any more money.
Israeli lawmaker Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin described the figures as a "disgrace" to the regime of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.