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.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Weekly Report: Israeli forces killed two civilians, conducted 31 incursions, arrested 23 civilians including 7 children, etc

PCHR - Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continued Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)

• Two Palestinian civilians were killed and a third one was wounded by Israeli settlers in Nablus and Hebron.

• A Palestinian child was killed in the Gaza Strip by the explosion of a mysterious object apparently left by IOF.

• IOF continued to target Palestinian workers, farmers and fishermen in border areas in the Gaza Strip.

- A Palestinian worker was wounded.

• IOF continued to use force against peaceful protests in the West Bank.

- A Palestinian child was wounded.

• Israeli warplanes bombarded a tunnel on the Egyptian border south of Rafah.

• IOF conducted 31 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

- IOF arrested 23 Palestinian civilians, including a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and 7 children.

• Israel has continued to impose a total siege on the OPT and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.

- Israeli soldiers positioned at military checkpoints in the West Bank arrested 3 Palestinian civilians, including two children.

• IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.

- Israeli settlers burnt a car belonging to a Palestinian civilian south of Nablus... Read entire report