The Lebanese government started to implement the new labor and social security law which allows Palestinian refugees in Lebanon to occupy more jobs.This adjustment is expected to enhance the living conditions of Palestinians in Lebanon and decreases their suffering.
On the 18th of August 2010, the Lebanese Parliament adjusted the 59th article of the Lebanese labor law, related to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. They are now allowed to work in the private sector in at least 72 professions that they were forbidden to work in previously.
The Parliament has also adjusted the 9th article on social security law allowing Palestinians to benefit from the end of service indemnity like their Lebanese counterparts.
The Palestinian Authority welcomed the adjustments and stressed that Palestine and Lebanon enjoy very good diplomatic relations.
There are approximately 350,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon alone. This makes up about 10% of the Lebanese population.