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April 11, 2010 Clip No. 2460

President of the UN General Assembly Abdussalam Treki: Gaza Siege - Worse Than the Nazi Camps

The following excerpts are from an interview with Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, president of the UN General Assembly, which aired on Syrian TV on April 11, 2010.

Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki: The siege on Gaza is a disgrace for the entire international community. It is a camp that is worse than the camps of the Nazis in the past. The world must uphold its responsibility.

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The resistance that exists is undoubtedly legitimate, by any international standard. This is resistance against the occupation of land. The serious resistance in Lebanon forced the Israelis to withdraw. There is great resistance of the Palestinian people, in occupied Palestine, in general, and in Gaza, in particular. This ongoing resistance annoys the Israelis, and it has the right to persist until the Israelis fulfill their obligations, and until the Palestinian people are given the right to determine its destiny and establish its state.

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