WikiLeaks set to turn on Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 29, 2010

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has promised that future documents to be published from the trove of leaked American diplomatic cables, will shed light on operations of the Mossad and Israel's Second Lebanon War in 2006.

According to Mr Assange, in an interview with Al-Jazeera, of the 3,700 cables - out of the 260,000 in WikiLeaks' possession - that deal with Israel, three quarters were sent by the American Embassy in Tel-Aviv.

Mr Assange promised that the cables still to be released over the next few months contain new details of Israel's war against Hizbollah in 2006 and the assassination of senior Hamas operative Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh earlier this year in Dubai. The authorities in Dubai accused the Mossad of being behind the hit and for using British and
other European passports as covers for
Israeli agents.

Another cable released last weekend was written by American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In it, Ms Clinton informed senior American diplomats that the attack in Northern Syria on September 6, 2007, was indeed carried out by the Israeli Air Force and was against a nuclear reactor built by the Syrian government with North Korean assistance. According to Ms Clinton, the attack was carried out weeks before the reactor became operational.

Last updated: 3:37pm, December 29 2010