Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt told Al-Quds al-Arabi magazine on Tuesday that he will keep pushing for the right of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon to own property in the country. He added, however, that the parliament’s Tuesday decision to grant Palestinian refugees in Lebanon the right to free-of-charge work permits is an achievement.
Jumblatt submitted a proposal to parliament on June 15 to grant Palestinian refugees in Lebanon civil rights. The majority of Christian MPs voted against the bill. The March 14 alliance held several meetings and also formulated its own proposal on the matter.
The PSP leader also said that Tuesday’s “achievement is the result of an agreement between Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Hezbollah.”
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