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.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Israeli forces shoot teen in the back, then arrest him

Maan News Agency - Israeli forces on Tuesday detained a teenager who soldiers had shot with rubber-coated steel bullets hours earlier, a local committee spokesman said.

Shadi Ahmad Ekhlayel, 18, was injured in the back and neck after soldiers opened fire during an arrest raid in Beit Ummar, a town near the West Bank city of Hebron, Mohammad Awad said.

Awad said that Ekhlayel did not know that he had entered an area where military activity was taking place....
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