Attack in Paris, COP28, end of the truce in Gaza… Five things to remember from the weekend

Have you missed the news a bit in the last two days? We summarize the main information for Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3

Attack in Paris, COP28, end of the truce in Gaza… Five things to remember from the weekend

Have you missed the news a bit in the last two days? We summarize the main information for Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3.

An assailant stabbed a German-Filipino tourist to death and injured two other people on Saturday evening in the west of Paris. The man was stopped by taser gunfire and shouted “Allah akbar! » at the time of his arrest. The National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office (PNAT) took up the matter.

Known to the police and "S file", he was arrested in July 2016 by the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI) for a planned violent action at Defense and was sentenced to four years in prison and a year suspended for “terrorist criminal conspiracy” in 2018, a sentence he had served. Born in March 1997 in Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine) of Franco-Iranian nationality, Armand Rajabpour-Miyandoab was placed in police custody.

During a press conference on Sunday evening, anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-François Ricard said that, according to initial investigations, a video had been recorded by the attacker before the attack. He pledged allegiance to the jihadist group Islamic State.

After a week of truce, the sound of explosions echoed again in Gaza. The Israeli army carried out deadly strikes on Saturday and Sunday in the town of Khan Younes, in the south of the Gaza Strip, where some of the displaced people fleeing the fighting found refuge. The Rafah sector, at the southern tip of the Gaza Strip, near the border with Egypt, was also the target of Israeli bombings. The Hamas-administered Gaza Health Ministry has reported more than 240 dead and 650 wounded since fighting resumed after the truce.

While negotiations are at an impasse, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that “there is no other way to win than by continuing our ground campaign.” Opposite, the number two of the Hamas political bureau, Saleh Al-Arouri, declared that “the price to pay for the release of Zionist prisoners will be the release of all of our prisoners, after a cease-fire” . According to the Israeli military, 137 hostages remain in the hands of Hamas or affiliated groups.

The President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, announced during his visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on the occasion of the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28), a list of France's priorities to deal with disruption climatic. In particular, he launched an initiative to end private financing of new coal-fired power plants and signed a declaration aiming to triple nuclear capacities by 2050.

During a round table on forests and the ocean, the President of the Republic also announced the conclusion of two partnerships which grant $100 million to Papua New Guinea and $50 million to Congo so that these countries protect their forests so that they continue to absorb and store CO2. A third partnership earmarking 60 million euros for the Democratic Republic of Congo is under discussion.

In addition, a non-binding commitment to tripling the world's renewable energy capacities by 2030 was signed on Saturday by 116 countries, the COP28 presidency announced.

Ukraine opened an investigation on Sunday into the “execution” by Russian forces of two Ukrainian soldiers who had signaled their intention to surrender, after images were posted on social media that sparked outrage in the country . The authenticity of the video in question could not be verified.

These images were allegedly filmed near the village of Stepove, near Avdiïvka, a town in eastern Ukraine where fighting is raging, the Donetsk prosecutor's office said on Sunday, citing "preliminary information ". “Russia has once again violated the laws and customs of war, as well as the norms of international law,” the Ukrainian army’s strategic communications center protested on Saturday, referring to a “video of execution ".

A “dense and difficult” program according to coach Didier Deschamps: France will play in Group D of Euro 2024, according to the draw for the competition, played in Germany from June 14 to July 14. The Blues will first face Austria on June 17 in Dusseldorf, then the Netherlands on the 21st in Leipzig and finally on the 25th, in Dortmund, another opponent, who will be known after the play-offs played on March 21 and 26. These will be Robert Lewandowski's Poland, Wales, Finland or Estonia.

With an unbeaten qualifying campaign – seven wins including a historic 14-0 defeat against Gibraltar, a draw, 29 goals scored and three conceded – the Blues appear to be one of the big natural favorites for this European Championship.

And also :

Policy. The “immigration” bill adopted by the Law Committee of the National Assembly, in a revised version.

Africa. Burkina Faso suspends the broadcast of “Le Monde”.

Hydrogen. France authorizes for the first time the search for natural hydrogen reserves.

Nantes. Death of a Nantes supporter during an altercation before the football match against Nice.

Philippines. Bomb attack kills at least four people during Catholic mass.