Lack of earning opportunities. The government stifles private enterprise, which could give earning power to many, with punitive taxes on income and excessive sales tax on spending. They are killing the golden goose. All over the world Jews open their own businesses and are successful. In Israel, the success is minimal due to the beurocracy. All over the western world, a wage earner, can afford basics, like a house of his own and a car. In israel, this is reserved for those coming with money from overseas. Wage earners can barely afford basics and become customers for charity funds. Increase minimum wages, reduce income and sales tax and let the supermarkets become competitive in their pricing so that the charity boxes are not so attractive.
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)