Poverty line is DEFINED as half of the median income, so BY DEFINITION - in ANY given society roughly quater of population is below powerty line. This term "poverty line" is very confusing - it has nothing to do with poverty at all - if you give every citizen in Israel 1 million $ each - still according to the "poverty line" calculation a quoter of them will be below powerty line ! Dana, take a short course in statistics - it's a very useful science, even for journalists.
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from the article: One in every four Israelis lives below poverty line