As the WikiLeaks documents continue to be digested by the global media community, it was revealed that the Israeli military has been planning for a 'major war' against its adversaries in Gaza and Lebanon.
With Israeli aircraft striking targets in Gaza on Sunday - as Israeli and Hamas spokespeople confirmed to CNN - it is not difficult to imagine the linear progression toward a more massive conflict between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza. And the Israeli military's plans for a "major war" were discussed openly with a US congressional delegation late in 2009, according to a Jerusalem Post report on US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.Israeli military sources have counted more than 235 armed projectiles - missiles, rockets, and mortar shells - that were fired from Gaza into Israel in 2010 alone, and it was this concern that prompted the Israeli military leadership to explain its larger-scale military planning.In addition to the proactive military planning, it was also revealed by the WikiLeaks documents that and Iranian rocket attack on Israel would only allow a 10-12 minute period for Israeli defenses to prepare and to respond. However, the larger threat to Israeli military planners appears to be found in Hamas-controlled Gaza and Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon.
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