Gaza 'to stay under Israeli rule'
Palestinian movement outside Gaza will remain restricted
International law will continue to view Israel as an occupying force in Gaza, even after its planned withdrawal, says a United Nations human-rights envoy.
John Dugard said Israel would remain responsible for Palestinian civilians in the territory, as it planned to retain control of Gaza's borders.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon plans to withdraw soldiers and settlers from the Gaza Strip while maintaining overall control of the territory's land, sea and air borders.
Mr Dugard, a South African law professor who serves as the UN's special rapporteur for human rights in the region, said Israel would remain responsible for the welfare of Palestinian civilians because it does not intend to "relinquish its grasp on Gaza Strip".
Gazans' movements into Israel are "restricted" - duh? Is this moron saying that every Gazan Palestinian must be freely allowed into Israel - a completely different country? Even Canadians going into America have to pass a border control.
Dopey Dugard should read up on history (but it is too much to expect that this cretin can actually read). If what he says is true about responsibility, that when an occupying force leaves an area that is not totally stable, then the Brits were the only ones responsible for all the deaths of the 1948 war.
Israel is the only nation on the planet not allowed to control its own borders?