Friday, November 28, 2008

"Lebanon 'worst place' for Palestinian refugees" .... and many others!

(Thank God Lebanon is a Shagri La for Citizens, guest workers & refugees from Srilanka, the Philippines, Ethiopia, Bagladesh, India, Cote D'Ivoire, Madagascar, Eritrea, Egypt, Sudan, Iraq, Syria ... and yes, Lebanon!!!!!) The DailyStar, here
"...Refugees in Lebanon suffer from the highest levels of abject poverty of all Palestinian refugees, according to UNRWA. In contradiction to the UN Refugee Convention of 1951, all refugees must be given the right to work and to own property. But Palestinians in Lebanon do not enjoy those rights. Nor are they entitled to state health care. Their status has long been an issue of bitter dispute between Lebanese political parties, many of whom argue that Palestinians are temporary guests and vehemently oppose the possibility of Palestinian naturalization...."

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