Wednesday, August 18, 2010

(NEWS) Lebanon: Palestinian Refugees Can Work Now

"Danny Ayalon hopes move is first step toward citizenship.

The Lebanese parliament voted on Tuesday to grant the country’s 400,000 Palestinian refugees the right to work in the same professions as other foreigners, lifting a decades-old ban that had relegated the refugees to the most menial jobs.

The bill was intended to transform Lebanese policies toward the refugees, although Palestinian leaders in Lebanon and human rights workers say it was only a first step that leaves significant stumbling blocks in place."

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