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.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Israeli forces injure dozens demonstrating in weekly West Bank anti-wall protests

WAFA – Dozens of Palestinians and their Israeli and international supporters were hurt Friday during the weekly anti-wall, anti-settlements protests in various areas of the West Bank.

In Bilin, northwest of Ramallah, local activists said Israeli soldiers fired dozens of tear gas canisters at the protesters as they reached a barrier the Israeli army was building on village land to separate it from nearby Jewish settlements.

Many suffered from tear gas inhalation and required treatment, said the activists.

The Bilin protests, which has been going on for six years, was successful in removing the barrier further back and salvage parts of their agricultural land.

In Al-Masra, near Bethlehem, three young Palestinians were hurt when soldiers attacked the weekly protest with clubs, said residents.

The soldiers attacked the protesters as they walked toward the barrier the army was building on their land to separate it from nearby settlements.

Other similar protests took place in Nilin and Nabi Saleh, in the Ramallah area.