Dubai: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
has said his whistleblowing website plans to publish hundreds
of "sensitive" US diplomatic cables on Israel, Al-Jazeera
television reported on Thursday.
"Sensitive and classified documents" on Israel`s 2006
war on Lebanon and January`s assassination in Dubai of Hamas
militant Mahmud al-Mabhuh would be released, Assange told
Al-Jazeera in an interview.
Assange said WikiLeaks had 3,700 US documents on
Israel, including 2,700 originating from the Jewish state, but
denied the website had any agreement in place to spare the
country of leaks.
"We do not have any secret deals with any country," he
said according to an Arabic translation of remarks he made in
English which were posted on Al-Jazeera`s website.
"We do not have any direct or indirect contacts with
the Israelis," Assange is quoted as saying, adding no more
than two percent of available documents on Israel have been
released so far.
Some of Israel`s neighbours, most notably Turkey, have
expressed unease at the lack of leaks the whistleblowing
website has released on the Jewish state.
Israel fought a devastating one-month war with
Lebanon`s Shiite movement Hezbollah in the summer of 2006 that
killed more than 1,200 people in Lebanon, most of them
civilians, and 160 Israelis, mainly soldiers.
Dubai police chief Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan has
linked Israel`s spy agency Mossad to the January 20 Cold
War-style assassination in a Dubai hotel of Mabhuh.