Studies show that US coverage is Israeli-centric. The main bureaus for CNN, Associated Press, Time, etc. are located in Israel and often staffed by Israelis. The son of the NY Times bureau chief is in the Israeli army;"pundit" Jeffrey Goldberg served in the IDF; Wolf Blitzer worked for AIPAC. Because the U.S. gives Israel over $8 million/day - more than to any other nation - we feel it is essential that we be fully informed on this region. Below are news reports to augment mainstream coverage.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Israeli troops abduct teen in Hebron

IMEMC – The Israeli army abducted a 17-year old Palestinian boy in the Old City of Hebron late on Saturday night, according to local sources.

Local witnesses said that a boy identified as Fakhri Salayma, 17, was taken away by Israeli soldiers from his home without being given a reason for his detention.

The Israeli military had reportedly reinforced security measures across all West Bank cities and districts, anticipating retaliation for recent killings of Palestinian civilians by Israeli troops.

Several days ago, Israeli troops invaded Hebron and killed an elderly man who was asleep in bed -- the troops were allegedly attempting to assassinate the man's son and killed the father by mistake. Such targeted assassinations are violations of international law, but are common practice by the Israeli military.

After this and other recent attacks by the Israeli army, the army increased military patrols at entrances to Palestinian cities and erected roadblocks in different areas.