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.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Israeli military fire wounds Palestinian child in Gaza

IMEMC – A Palestinian child was shot and wounded by Israeli military fire in Gaza Strip, the Ma'an News Agency reported on Monday.


Coordinator of medical services Adham Abu Salmiyya reported that the child, 16, was was shot in his leg while collecting scrap metal in the eastern part of Gaza.

Abu Salmiyya described the boy's injury as moderate, and added that he was moved to a local hospital for treatment.

Children are often fired upon while collecting scrap metal to earn a living due to the deadly Israeli siege on the coastal region

The army prevents the Palestinians all border areas, thus preventing them access to their own lands, under the claim of "preventing fighters from infiltrating into Israel".