NOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
United Nations, New York, 31 May 2010
The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, joins international condemnation of the Israeli storming of the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, which has resulted in killing of more than 10 civilians and injuries to scores of others.
The President of the General Assembly is deeply shocked over this inhuman and totally unacceptable aggression and use of force against humanitarian personnel from around the world, and which is a flagrant violation of all principles and rules of international law.
Calling for an end to impunity, President Treki underlines the need for immediate and independent investigation into this grave incident to ensure accountability of all those responsible.
The President of the General Assembly offers his deepest condolences to the families and Governments of those individuals who have lost their lives.
He emphasizes that the international support and solidarity for the people of Palestine will only strengthen in the face of this tragedy. He calls for immediate lifting of the siege of Gaza.