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, September 30, 2011

Three Palestinians Treated for Injuries Sustained from Israeli Tear Gas, Settlers Destroy Palestinian Irrigation Pipes.

West Bank,(IMEMC)-Palestinian medical sources reported, on Thursday evening, that three residents were treated for the effects of teargas inhalation during clashes with Israeli soldiers invading Yasouf Palestinian village, near the West Bank city of Salfit.

Local sources reported that the clashes first erupted when a number of armed Israeli settlers attacked the village. Israel soldiers invaded the village shortly afterwards and fired several gas bombs at the residents wounding three.

The three residents were identified as Mazin Yassin, 18, Ala’ Azzam, 18, and Osama Abdul-Raziq, 21; they were all moved to Yasser Arafat Hospital in Salfit.

In related news, a group of armed extremist Israeli settlers destroyed irrigation pipes used by the residents of Madama village, near Nablus.

Acting village council head, Ehab Al Qit, stated that approximately 20-30 settlers gathered near the spring that belongs to the village, and destroyed irrigation pipes that provide the Palestinian farmlands in the area with the needed water.