Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Palestinians in Lebanon

Thousands Protest for Palestinian Rights in Lebanon

Several thousand civil activists converged on central Beirut, demanding more rights for Palestinians [in Lebanon]. [S]ome 425,000 Palestinians are registered as refugees [there].

Palestinians in Lebanon are barred from working in dozens of professions and are generally paid lower wages than their Lebanese counterparts when they do find jobs. They are not allowed to benefit from public social or medical services.

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