Israel's housing shortage leads to internal tensions

The rising cost of living in Israel is driving a wedge between the secular and religious, as protests continue.



    Protesters who have camped out in Tel Aviv and other cities in Israel continue to demand action over the soaring cost of living.

    The housing shortage is leading to tensions between religious and secular Israelis.

    In Ramat Beit Shemesh, a few miles south of the main town, about 30,000 units for Haredi, ultra-Orthodox Jewish people, have already been built and occupied and another 30,000 are planned, all on land donated for free by the government.

    The social justice movement is in a bind, as targeting the religious sector would provoke a political backlash.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports from Beit Shemesh

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The Victorian Muslims of Britain

    The Victorian Muslims of Britain

    The stories of the British aristocrats who converted to Islam.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    India's shocking farmer suicide epidemic

    India's shocking farmer suicide epidemic

    Falling into a debt-trap and besieged by bad weather, thousands of farmers are taking their own lives each year.