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Wikileaks to Release Israel Cables

The Internet homepage of Wikileaks (file photo – 01 Dec 2010)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his website will publish hundreds of what he calls "sensitive" U.S. diplomatic cables on Israel.

Sawsan Zaidah of AmmanNet speaks with VOA's Cecily Hilleary about WikiLeaks and its effect on Jordan:

Al-Jazeera television quotes Assange as saying the documents will include information on Israel's 2006 war with Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group, and this year's assassination in Dubai of a Hamas militant leader.

Assange says WikiLeaks has 3,700 U.S. documents regarding Israel, including 2,700 originating from Israel.

Wikileaks has previously released some other U.S. cables regarding Israel.

A cable released by WikiLeaks this week says Israel and the Palestinian Authority shared intelligence about the Palestinian militant group Hamas as it took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007.

Another says U.S. diplomatic cables show top Syrian officials suspected Israel carried out the assassination of a top aide to President Bashar al-Assad.