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Palestinians reject Lebanon's move to regulate foreign labor

The Lebanese Ministry of Labor is cracking down on foreign workers to ensure they have valid work permits, which has raised the ire of Palestinians there who say the move will affect their status as refugees.

BEIRUT — Lebanese Minister of Labor Camille Abu Suleiman's decision not to exclude Palestinian workers from an effort to regulate foreign workers has provoked a wave of anger and resentment in the Palestinian refugee camps there, where protests are ongoing.

Abu Suleiman affirmed to Al-Monitor that he will continue implementing this plan until the Labor Law can be amended in parliament to address their grievances.

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