Haaretz, Jun. 22, 2016


Separation wall cited as key reason for growing impoverishment, along with the upsurge in violence and lack of welfare benefits.


the jump of 6 percentage points in the poverty rate from 2013 to 2014 is exceptional.

[...] Yet another problem is that one out of every three workers in East Jerusalem lives in a neighborhood outside the separation fence. That makes it very hard for them to work in the city.

Nevertheless, even having a job is no protection against poverty: Fully 89 percent of East Jerusalem families with one breadwinner were earning below the poverty line.