Under the slogan of “My right to work is not naturalization” and on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the Lebanese – Palestinian Right to Work Campaign Coalition in the North organized a solidarity stand in the municipality of Bennin, with the participation of members of the local community, associations, Palestinian factions and the Palestinian People’s Committee from Nahr al-Bared and Beddawi camps.
The meeting started with the Mayor of Bennin, Dr. Kifah Kassar, who insisted during his speech on the strong relationships between the Lebanese and Palestinian peoples. The right to work and other rights are human rights granted by international covenants and agreements and divine laws. The Palestinians have a fair cause and they are active shareholders and their own thinking and thoughts, and if Lebanon invests in them, Lebanon’s situation will be changed to better and many economic problems will be solved.
Mr. Al-Kasaren spoke about the conspiracies being waived against the Palestinians and hoped that this symbolic and expressive visit by people of Baddawi and Al-Barad would let the politicians in Lebanon to have actions by legislate the rights of the Palestinians and pledged to support the Palestinian refugees in their rights.
The speech of the Lebanese – Palestinian Right to Work Campaign Coalition was presented by the coordinator of the campaign in Nahr al-Bared camp, Mr. Alaa Derawi spoke about the reason for the revival of the day of solidarity with the Palestinian people and the Palestinian struggle against historical injustice and talked about the seriousness of the stage which we are going through and the deal of the century.
Al Dirawi spoke about the interest and fate of the Lebanese and Palestinians involved in confronting these conspiracies and adhering to the right to work apart from the Palestinian internal conflicts until the implementation of Resolution 194.
Al Dirawi insists that the Palestinian aspires to live in dignity during the course of his struggle and therefore the right to work does not mean to demand resettlement, pointing out that the Palestinian is not a burden on the economy or compete with the Lebanese labor force, but they are contributors to the economic cycle.
At the end, Al Dirawi thanked the Mayor for his generous hospitality and support for the Palestinian people.
The event included a poem presentation in this occasion by the Poet and Good Intentions Ambassador Dr. Abdul Mohsen Mohammed.