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.
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.