The Inaccessibility to Protected Residential Space in Israel, Gal Lifshitz

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His position paper examines the accessibility to protective space in Israel. The picture emerging from the analysis of the Central Bureau of Statistics data is concerning and shows that economic disparities have a significant impact on the accessibility to protected space. While a quarter (26%) of households in the lowest decile have immediate access to a protected space, two-thirds (59%) of households in the highest decile have immediate access to a protected space. This, furthermore, in a spatial perspective, there is not necessarily a match between the population's needs and the level of accessibility. Immediate access to a protected space in Israel is of utmost importance, and it is a reality in the State of Israel. Therefore, a shelter room must be considered a basic consumer product for every household in Israel, regardless of economic ability.