It is one of the most common ways of legal governmental violence. This sort of violence weaks body (without the necesary expensive medicines and good nutrition) and soul by high stress and anxiety, caused by the habitual threatness that characterizes living at the boundary of survival. Of course that studies and also little life delights become impossible to get. Why it is necessary? Weakened people is more governable, and the corruption of those in power is easier.
Law expanding definition of terrorist activity passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)
from the article: The campaign to perpetuate poverty