Max Blumenthal at Alakhbar:
The NY Times' Ethan Bronner falsely claimed in his report on the prisoner exchange that "Fatah runs the West Bank." In fact, the West Bank is under Israeli military occupation, including the small areas (Area A) that the Palestinian Authority was granted control over under the Oslo Accords. The Israeli military and civil administration has official control over 60% of the West Bank (Area C), according to the guidelines of the Oslo Accords, and authorizes the residency of over 350,000 Jewish Israeli settlers there. Isn't it time the Times assign a fact checker to keep watch over the chronically sloppy Bronner?