Daniel´s parents died when he was little. When Ro´i was 15, his father murdered his mother and then committed suicide. Shira became a mother at 19, and she’s now trying to survive on the cold streets of Jerusalem. They, along with approximately 1,700 other homeless people, are known to the Welfare Department, and roam between abandoned buildings. The State isn´t doing enough to help them.
Itzik, a burly Telly Savalas look-a-like, comes to YEDID’s Tel Aviv center two days a week to help people resolve housing problems. He is a retired industrial engineer who worked in the Civil Service for more than three decades.
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“There are huge problems in Kiryat Malachi”. “It’s an impoverished community with a large Ethiopian population.” And as most of us know, the Ethiopian immigrants remain at the bottom rungs of the socio-economic ladder.
S’ is a father who has for some years now has had to bring up three children by himself. He’s supposed to be able to manage everything on only NIS 2,717 a month. The clerk doesn’t even look at him as she writes: “request denied.”