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Jenin hosts festival for disabled

Nov. 8, 2012 8:43 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 9, 2012 4:39 P.M.)
JENIN (Ma’an) -- Palestinians in Jenin organized a festival for people with disabilities in Jenin on Thursday.

The head of a federation for the disabled, Rafiq Abu Sifin, told Ma'an that the event coincided with World Disability Day and was to bring awareness to the lack of job opportunities.

Mahmoud Imour, an activist and member of the federation, said the disabled in Jenin suffer from a 74 percent unemployment rate despite most of them having degrees.

Imour called on the Palestinian Authority and humanitarian organizations to help pass a law forbidding discrimination against the disabled in the workplace.

"We have the right to live in dignity," he said.

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