More than 1 in 5 Israelis live in poverty, highest in developed world

More than 1.7 million people are living in poverty in Israel today, some 21.7% of the population, according to the annual poverty report released by the National Insurance Institute on Thursday. According to the report, which is based on data gathered by the Central Bureau of Statistics, in 2015 there were 1,712,900 people, including 460,800 families and 764,200 children living below the poverty line.