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News Brief

October 31, 2003
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The number of Israeli families living below the poverty line tripled between 1988 and 2001. However, the percentage of Israelis living in extreme poverty remained the same, according to the National Insurance Institute study. The study cited the conflict with the Palestinians and the growing number of fervently Orthodox families, many of whom have large families but often do not work, as reasons for the rise in poverty.

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