WikiLeaks prepares Israel cable bomb

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told Al Jazeera that Wikileaks is set to disclose thousands of US cables that related to Israel.

Assange said WikiLeaks had 3,700 US documents on Israel, including 2,700 originating from the middle-eastern country. He also denied reports that the the website had formed any agreement with Israel to spare it from the Wiki leakage which has got the US government in such a lather.

"We do not have any secret deals with any country," he said, in remarks translated from the English original posted on Al Jazeera's Arabic language web site.

Assange said that only a small proportion of the material relating to Israel in the cables has been published. He said the site will release more material over the coming six months.

Cables of particular interest cover the period of Israel's war against Lebanon-based Hezbollah in the summer of 2006. Assange also said that the cables could confirm the involvement of Israel's external spying organisation the Mossad in the assassination of Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai last January.

That event has already caused dipolmatic ructions over the fact suspects CCTVed in the hotel at the time of the assassination were travelling on dodgy British passports.