Thursday, April 28, 2005

Kudos to the new Minister of Labor in Lebanon: I had previously mocked his unbelievable ideological transformations and oscillations. But I just heard his statement about the Palestinians in Lebanon, the ever forgotten victims. He expressed his outrage that they are "legally" banned from 72 different professions and occupations. He called for bringing an end to that discriminatory practice. Everybody has participated in oppressing (and killing) the Palestinians in Lebanon: the Israelis, the Syrian army (especially through the "war of the camps", the Lebanese Army which only shows its heroism against Palestinian civilians in the country, the right-wing forces and militias, and the Amal Movement. And you wonder why Palestinians in Lebanon are not inclined to surrender their weapons?