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.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Airstrikes reported across Gaza, blackouts roll across Gaza City

Maan News Agency - Israeli aircraft opened fire on several areas in the Gaza Strip early Thursday, witnesses said.

Aircraft targeted a tunnel in the south and a site connected to Hamas' Al-Qassam Brigades west of Gaza City, onlookers said.

Jets also struck a power station causing blackouts in Gaza City, Reuters reported.

No injuries were reported, Health Ministry official Adham Abu Salmiya told Ma'an.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said the army had no immediate comment.

Earlier, the army said six mortar shells hit the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. Ten other projectiles landed in southern Israel including two Grad rockets fired at Beer Sheva, the military said...
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