Report: 78% of East Jerusalem Palestinians live in poverty

20.05.2012                      28.Ijar. 5772                    Jerusalemtag; Tag 43 des Omer

Jerusalem:

Report: 78% of East Jerusalem Palestinians live in poverty

According to Association for Civil Rights in Israel, main reason for the poverty is the high unemployment rate – 40 percent of the men are unemployed, as are 85 percent of the women.

While Israel celebrates the 45th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem today, a new report reveals that 78 percent of Palestinians in the city – and 84 percent of Palestinian children – live under the poverty line.
According to the report by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the 360,000 Palestinian residents of the city – 38 percent of Jerusalem's total population – have reached the highest poverty rate ever in 2011. By comparison, in 2006, 64 percent of the Palestinian population and 73 percent of the children lived under the poverty line….