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, July 11, 2011

Innocent Palestinian woman wounded after Israeli forces fire randomly at Palestinian homes in Gaza

IMEMC & Agencies -- Palestinian medical sources reported on Saturday at night that Israeli soldiers, based near the northern Gaza border, opened automatic fire at a number of Palestinian homes wounding a young Palestinian woman and inflicting damage to property.

Adham Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of the Higher Committee of Medical Emergency Services in Gaza, reported that soldiers based near the border of Beit Lahia, opened random fire at nearby homes.

Abu Salmiyya added that the young woman was hit by bullet fragments in different parts of her body. Medics rushed to the scene and evacuated the woman to a nearby hospital.

In related news, the Israeli Air Force carried out, on Saturday at night, an air-strike targeting a brick factory, east of Gaza city.

Eyewitnesses reported that at least one missile directly hit the factory causing excessive damage, and also inflicting damage to nearby homes.