Free Patriotic Movement head Jebran Bassil tweeted Thursday that the decision by the labor minister to allow Palestinians and the unregistered individuals to practice dozens of professions is “illegal.”
“The decision violates the Labor Law and the Constitution,” Bassil said.
“It is veiled naturalization and it is rejected,” the MP added.
Bassil called on the labor syndicates to reject it before the State Council, and on the Lebanese to refuse to comply with it.
“This is unacceptable and we will not allow stealing the jobs from the Lebanese in such circumstances,” Bassil decried.
Labor Minister Mostafa Bayram later affirmed that “the decision is not against the law,” and that he has taken it based on his “powers” as a minister.
He said that “the ethical aspect and the economical benefit are the two motives for the decision,” stressing that “the humanitarian side was one of the main motives.”