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        11/12/2013, Kislev 9, 5774

      Child Abuse Has Become Epidemic

      The Knesset Committee on Children's Rights, headed by MK Orly Levi-Abekasis (Likud Beytenu), convened today (Tuesday) to discuss a first-of-its-kind study in Israel on the the vast scope of child abuse.

      "This phenomenon has reached epidemic proportions, and is felt by the whole of Israeli society. The first step we must take to resolve the situation is to look straight into the mirror and admit the problem," she said.