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.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Settlers attack Palestinian homes across the West Bank

IMEMC - Dozens of armed Israeli settlers attacked on late on Saturday at night and early Sunday at dawn dozens of Palestinian homes in Huwwara town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The settlers also attacked a number of areas in Bethlehem, Hebron and Ramallah.

The settlers first gathered at the Za’tara roadblock, north of Huwwara, and south of Yitzhar illegal settlement.

Eyewitnesses reported that the settlers hurled stones at local vehicles, torched several vehicles and broke into a number of homes after surrounding them.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army blocked Route 60 that links between Ramallah and Nablus due to increasing settler attacks.

Hundreds of local residents took off to the streets to counter the heavily armed settlers who attacked their town while soldiers stood near the entrances of Huwwara and refrained from removing the settlers from the Huwwara.

Furthermore, settlers hurled stones at Palestinian vehicles driving near Ofer settlement, near Silwan, east of the central West bank city of Ramallah.

In the Hebron district, settlers torched a vehicle and wounded a child in Beit Ummar town. The settlers attacked several Palestinian homes located near the Ramat Yishai illegal settlement in Tal Romeida area in the city.

Settlers of the Keryat Arba’ settlement in Hebron attacked a number of homes near the settlement. Settlers of the Kharsina settlement, east of the city, also attacked a number of nearby homes. Damage was reported in both areas...
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