"Israel will not be exempt from international responsibility for the Gaza Strip even after the disengagement." So states a classified document written by jurists in the Justice Ministry, the IDF and the National Security Council.

The report, which has been submitted to the government, explains that according to international law, Israel will continue to be held responsible for Gaza for three reasons: Even after the scheduled withdrawal, no other authoritative body will be given control; Israel will still control Gaza's airspace and coast line; and the IDF will still remain along the southern border's Philadelphi Route.

The report recommends that Israel consider bringing an international force into Gaza - though at the same time acknowledges that this could be a "dangerous precedent" regarding Judea and Samaria.

The authors similarly warn that Israel's unilateral withdrawal could lead the Palestinian Authority to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state - one that is liable to make hostile treaties with Arab nations and international terror organizations.

MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) said this morning, "Here we see another one of the Prime Minister's lies being uncovered." He predicted the approaching end of Sharon's "hide-your-head-in-the-sand policies."