Parliament approves bills for Palestinian rights & oil


The parliament ratified during its Tuesday session the draft oil bill and Palestinian rights bill.

The joint parliamentary commissions have been meeting since earlier in the summer to discuss the issue of a draft bill on oil exploration after studies conducted off the Lebanese coast indicated the potential presence of oil and natural gas fields.

The parliament also ratified during its Tuesday session a draft proposal to amend article 50 of the Lebanese labor law of 1964, to grant Palestinian refugees the right to work in Lebanon , the National News Agency (NNA) reported.

“Parliament approved a bill lifting former restrictions on employment for Palestinian refugees, who will now have the right to work in any field open to foreigners with benefits including social security from their own special fund,” the official told AFP.

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) estimates Lebanon houses 400,000 Palestinians, though Lebanese officials have said no more than 300,000 refugees actually reside in the country.



5 responses to “Parliament approves bills for Palestinian rights & oil”

  1. George Hadadd N.J. Avatar
    George Hadadd N.J.

    Well granting the Palestinians the rights to work that should piss off some Syrian workers and others from different countries. Let’s see how they go at it when you have laborers from different nationalities. Anyway hopefully it will help the needed palestinians and they won’t cause any problems outside the camps.

  2. It’s about time, Bravo

  3. Berytus Avatar

    Some positive news. It’s about time.

  4. absolutely a great victory for humanity.

    this is a good day for sure.

  5. On the surface, this decision should widen the narrow path offered the Palestinians to work in Lebanon..but make no mistake will Not take away jobs from the Traditional Foreign Laborers like the Syrian Hwarneh…

    Now the Palestinians will compete directly with the Lebanese Natives who work in Offices desk jobs…

    Brace for a Shock..the Impact will accelerate the layoffs among the Lebanese mid and high level position..unless they’re working for the Government (Wlad ed dawleh)

    We just shot ourselves in the foot..again..

    Keep smiling….

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