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Jun 28, 2005 10:58 pm


FINALLY, SOME PALESTINIANS LIVING IN LEBANON ARE PERMITTED TO WORK



Did you know that Palestinians living in Lebanon since 1948 have not been allowed to work or own property in the country?

Now, that the Syrian workers left, they may just be needed:

Lebanon has eased rules denying Palestinian refugees living in the country since the creation of Israel the right to work in most jobs, Labour Minister Trad Hamadeh said on Tuesday.

A decree issued by Hamadeh on Monday allows Palestinians born in Lebanon to work in a range of private-sector jobs previously restricted to Lebanese citizens.

The decree does not entirely lift restrictions that have been in place for over two decades, which ban Palestinians from working in professions such as medicine, law or engineering.

Continue to read and weep though Palestinians insist that they remain HOPEFUL

Imagine what the world would have said if a Western country would have treated Palestinians thus.



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