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Jumblatt to keep pushing for Palestinians’ property-ownership right

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.”

-NOW Lebanon

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  • XYZ

    Lebanon can't & MUST not allow any more foreign ownership, we simply can't sustained it in terms of land,and infrastructures. otherwise, we will end up living in a Concrete Jungle thats owned by others ,plus how come you have just woken up to this...have you ran out of more important lebanese issues to keep talking about ya Mr Changeable..?

    August 17, 2010