Mon, 02 Feb 2009 11:31:00 GMT | PressTV
An Israeli homeless man
sleeps in Jerusalem, 2006
The article cites the semi-annual poverty report published by Israel's National Insurance Institute that the poor in Israel became poorer in the second half of 2007 and the first half of 2008.
It goes on to add that 1 in 4 Israeli lives below poverty line representing 1.63 million people, 777,400 of them children.
L'Express magazine also added that the global economic crisis is determined to leave 14,000 industrial workers unemployed by the end of the year 2009.
The act was even condemned within Israel. Even Israeli reservists have reportedly refused to enter the war on Gaza in protest at the ongoing killing of women and children. They say they prefer days in prison than Gaza and killing hundreds of civilians, including women and children.