Gaza, COP28, immigration law… The 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 9 and Sunday December 10

Gaza, COP28, immigration law… The 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 9 and Sunday December 10.

On the sixty-fifth day of war between Israel and Hamas, heavy fighting was reported near Khan Yunis (southern Gaza Strip), Jabaliya (north) and Gaza (north). According to residents of Khan Younes, Israeli army armored vehicles reached the main artery connecting the north and south of the city after intense fighting overnight, which slowed the Israeli advance from the eastern neighborhoods. Israeli aircraft bombed the area west of the tank breakthrough.

The air echoed with the constant low roar of explosions as thick columns of white smoke rose above the city, where hundreds of thousands of civilians sought refuge after fleeing fighting in other parts from the Gaza Strip. Palestinian fighters have continued to fire rockets toward Israel, but the Israeli military says most are intercepted by its anti-missile system.

On Saturday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assured that Israel would continue its "just war to eliminate Hamas" and welcomed "the appropriate position adopted by the United States at the UN Security Council." after the US vetoed a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

As pressure mounts to find an agreement before the end of the 28th edition of the United Nations climate conference (COP28), scheduled for Monday, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has unleashed “anger » from several ministers on Saturday, when its secretary general “urgently” asked its members to “proactively reject” any agreement targeting fossil fuels. “It appears that the excessive and disproportionate pressure on fossil fuels could reach a tipping point with irreversible consequences, as the draft decision still contains provisions on the phasing out of fossil fuels,” says the Secretary General of the organization, Haitham Al-Ghais, in this letter wrote “with a sense of extreme urgency”.

“I am stunned by these statements from OPEC, and I am angry,” French Energy Transition Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher said in Dubai. The next day, activists briefly broke into the OPEC pavilion at COP28.

The examination of the bill relating to immigration, carried by Gérald Darmanin, must begin on Monday in the National Assembly. The president of the Republicans, Eric Ciotti, confirmed on Saturday that his party would not vote for the text, which according to him lacks “courage” and is only “communication”. On Sunday, the president of Horizons, former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, assured that his party would support the text and said he was in favor of regularization “quotas”.

But the bill could be rejected outright by the deputies, if a majority of them votes on Monday for a rejection motion tabled by the environmentalists. Eric Ciotti threatened an LR vote (whose group has 62 deputies) for this motion: “We will decide on our position on Monday,” he said, while the National Rally (88 deputies) maintains the mystery about his position, which he will also define on Monday.

The Minister of Solidarity and Families, Aurore Bergé, confirmed, on Saturday in an interview with La Tribune Dimanche, the establishment of “general interest work for defaulting parents” and the creation of a commission which will “ concrete proposals” to “meet the challenges of parenthood”. This commission will be co-chaired by child psychiatrist Serge Hefez and youth specialist Hélène Roques, author of Savons nos enfants.

The 37th edition of the Telethon, which began Friday evening, concluded during the night from Saturday to Sunday with a final prize pool of more than 80 million euros, according to the French Association Against Myopathies.

At the end of the meeting, in the middle of the night, the pledge counter showed precisely 80,671,222 euros. A sum which “testifies to the confidence and the exceptional mobilization of donors, volunteers for this edition rich in victories against the disease and in promises for all those who await the diagnosis, the treatment which will change their lives”, welcomed the association, co-organizer of the event since its first edition in 1987.

And also

Philippines. Tensions are increasingly heightened in the South China Sea, where a Philippine supply boat was rammed by a Chinese coast guard ship on Sunday.

Egypt. The presidential election poll opened on Sunday for three days, without much suspense over a probable re-election of the outgoing president, Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi.

RN. An investigation has been opened into the management of Fréjus town hall, headed by David Rachline, a figure in the National Rally.

Pedocriminality. Eighty people were arrested this week in France, in fifty-three departments, during a vast operation, the authorities announced on Saturday.