Wednesday, August 11, 2010

(BLOG) Non-Citizens Treated Poorly In Arab countries

"Problem of foreign migrants' status far more severe in Arab states than in Israel, but much less publicized. Arab families where one parent is a foreigner speak to Ynet about hardships, discrimination.

The status of migrant workers and their children is a problematic issue not only in Israel, but in neighboring Arab countries as well.

In at least eight Arab countries, particularly in the Persian Gulf but in Syria too, when a citizen weds a foreign man, their children are not considered citizens and do not have the right to own property. In some of these countries, these children cannot even inherit their mothers' estate, in accordance with a law that forbids foreigners from owning property or real estate."

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