MKs from chareidi parties responded harshly to the UNICEF report on growing poverty among children in Israel living in single parent homes. The damaging report sites Israel ranks high among developed nations with growing poverty among its children. Shas party leader Aryeh Deri calls on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to stop starving the nation’s children. Deri said the data revealed in the UNICEF report is a disgrace as well as a warning light as to what will occur if the government continues with its current economic policies.
Deri recommends that instead of busying itself with populist legislation, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman along with the remaining coalition members should immediately restore monthly child allowance payments.
MK Meir Porush of Yahadut Hatorah added “A million children are hungry and this is a real catastrophe. The Lapid/Netanyahu government continue to prove that its only concern is busying itself with lomdei Torah and to trample the rights of the weaker sectors.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)