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9:16 p.m.: The Israeli army announces that it is increasing its workforce in the West Bank, the day after an attack by a Palestinian that killed seven people in Jerusalem and two days after a raid by Israeli soldiers that killed nine people in Jenin . A decision taken within the framework of the international community has called for restraint. Antony Blinken, head of American diplomacy, is expected in Jerusalem and Ramallah on Monday and Tuesday to discuss de-escalation measures.
8:28 p.m.: “I think that Friday’s attack is a kind of revenge on the Israeli operation that was carried out in Jenin two days ago and left nine dead, a record number. Generally, the Israeli army kills, neutralizes the terrorist.” Sometimes it’s a civilian. But we’ve never had that number before.”
Political scientist Denis Charbit, interviewed by franceinfo, sees the two attacks perpetrated in Israel yesterday and this morning as no direct response to the political turning point represented by the entry of the extreme right into the Israeli government. For him, this upswing can be explained by an “imitation effect”.
8:02 p.m.: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses an emergency meeting after two attacks in two days in East Jerusalem. “Our reaction will be strong, quick and precise. We’re not looking for escalation, but we’re prepared for any scenario,” he said. He also urges Israelis not to seek justice for the victims themselves.
5:54 p.m.: The two attacks by Palestinians in Jerusalem and this deadly Israeli army raid in Jenin come a month after the appointment of the new Israeli government. Binyamin Netanyahu, back in power, has allied himself with several far-right parties that have inherited key government positions. We tell you how tensions in Israel and Palestine have risen sharply since this political change.
5:48 p.m.: The Palestinian Authority denounces Israel as “fully responsible for the dangerous escalation” of the past few days, in a statement that makes no mention of the attack on a Palestinian who killed seven outside a synagogue in east Jerusalem last night. The government in the occupied West Bank accuses Israel of causing “31 martyrs” this month, including those killed in an army attack in Jenin on Thursday.
3:41pm: I’ve read many comments on this live claiming to find no content about the Israeli raid that resulted in the deaths of nine Palestinians in the northern occupied West Bank city of Jenin. This is what you can find on this topic on our website:
• Following the facts, you can read a short factual article published Thursday that summarizes the key information.
• Our journalist Alice Froussard went to the Jenin site after the attack and during the funeral organized by the city’s residents. Here is his report.
• We opened a live broadcast dedicated to the Israeli raid on Jenin and the two attacks yesterday and this morning in East Jerusalem. You can track it here.
6:07 p.m.: It’s just after 2 p.m., here’s an update on the news:
• A new attack took place in East Jerusalem this morning, leaving two people injured the day after the attack that killed seven people near a synagogue last night. The EU condemned a “horrific terrorist attack” but stressed “that lethal force should only be used as a last resort”. Meanwhile, in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian residents of the city of Jenin are holding funerals after an Israeli army operation killed nine people on Thursday. Follow our life.
Demonstrations are taking place in the cities of New York and Memphis after images of the arrest of Tire Nichols were released two days after the five police officers who beat him to the ground were arrested. President Joe Biden said he was “outraged” and “deeply hurt” by the 29-year-old man’s death, three days after he was beaten by police.
•The 80th Congress of the Socialist Party is currently taking place in Marseille and aims in particular to allow the ratification of a memorandum of understanding between Olivier Faure and Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol. As a reminder, Rouen Mayor Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol has so far challenged the victory of outgoing First Secretary Olivier Faure at the helm of the PS.
Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka won her first Grand Slam title by beating Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan (4-6, 6-3, 6-4) in the Australian Open final.
2:10 p.m.: French television journalist Agnès Vahramian, who is on the ground in Jerusalem, takes stock of the situation in the city hit by two attacks yesterday and this morning and provides her analysis, listen:
1:25 p.m.: “The European Union fully recognizes Israel’s legitimate security concerns (…) but it should be emphasized that lethal force should only be used as a last resort when absolutely unavoidable to save life.”
Josep Borrell, also on behalf of the EU, condemned “the appalling terrorist attack” perpetrated near a synagogue in East Jerusalem yesterday.
1:18 p.m.: It is just after 1 p.m. Here is some content not to be missed on franceinfo:
• A part of the macronia made uneasy by the pension reform project and the powerful mobilization it is unleashing? Several majority MPs have publicly announced their intention not to approve the government text “as is”. Our journalist Margaux Duguet took a look behind the scenes of the majority.
• Two people were injured in a fresh attack in east Jerusalem on Saturday, January 28, after a fatal shooting near a synagogue, according to the Israeli emergency services. Follow the latest information in our live.
• Three months after Takeover of Twitter from billionaire Elon Musk, what has changed on social media? The point here.
• Dreamland, Radiant, Everdark: How did French-style manga, known as “Manfra”, become a trend? Answer from our culture journalist Marianne Leroux.
12:34 p.m .: For Dominique Moïsi, special adviser to the Institut Montaigne, yesterday’s attack on a synagogue in East Jerusalem is “a tragic event that must be placed in the context of an escalation of violence”. You can find his analysis here.
12:30 p.m.: Thinking of the victims of yesterday’s attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem, their families and the Israeli people. Strong condemnation of this heinous act. The cycle of violence must be avoided at all costs.
12:05 p.m.: It’s noon, here’s an update on the news:
• A new attack took place in East Jerusalem, the day after the attack that killed seven people near a synagogue in an Israeli-annexed area of the holy city last night. This morning, a 13-year-old Palestinian man identified by Israeli police opened fire, injuring two people. Follow our life.
• Demonstrations are taking place in the cities of New York and Memphis following the release of images of Tire Nichols’ arrest, two days after the five police officers who beat him to the ground were arrested. President Joe Biden said he was “outraged” and “deeply hurt” by the 29-year-old man’s death, three days after he was beaten by police.
The European Union decides to continue sanctions against Russia while heavy fighting is still going on in the city of Vougledar in the east of the country.
The Australian Open is coming to an end, with the final coming up this Saturday. Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan meets Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus. Follow the game live.
11:55 am: At the same time, in Jenin, the Palestinian residents of this city in the north of the occupied West Bank are burying their dead. On Thursday, an Israeli army operation killed nine people. Here’s an on-the-spot report from our journalist, Alice Froussard.
11:48 am: As a reminder, the Israeli police announced the arrest of 42 people this morning. They are to be questioned about yesterday’s deadly attack near a synagogue in a Jewish-populated neighborhood in east Jerusalem, part of the Israeli-annexed Holy City. Follow our life.
11:49 a.m .: According to the police, the victims of the attack are a father and his son aged 47 and 23. Both suffer from “gunshot wounds in the upper body,” said the emergency services.
11:40 am: The attack was perpetrated on the archaeological site of the City of David in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan, and the teenager from the Israeli-occupied and annexed part of the Holy City was “neutralized and injured,” authorities say.
11:35 a.m.: The gunman who wounded two people in east Jerusalem this morning is a 13-year-old Palestinian, Israeli police say.
10:50 a.m.: On the French side, a spokeswoman for France’s foreign ministry expressed “deep concern” about “the risk of escalation, including in the Gaza Strip.” In the US, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council also said his country was “deeply concerned by the escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip”.
10:50 am Hello, here are the main reactions I could find following the Israeli raid on Jenin in the north of the occupied West Bank that resulted in the deaths of 9 Palestinians on Thursday. “This endless cycle of violence must end. All those responsible for the violence will be held accountable,” the UN Human Rights Office said on Twitter.
10:50 a.m.: Where are the outraged reactions after the 9 dead on Thursday after the intervention of the Israeli forces in the West Bank?
10:30 am: Revolt in Iran, presidential elections in Turkey, new government in Israel… The French-language Lebanese newspaper L’Orient-Le Jour delivers its analysis of three themes that will follow in 2023 in the Middle East.
10:24 a.m .: Two people were injured by gunshots in an attack in a district East Jerusalem, reports Magen David Adom (MDA), the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross. No official report has yet been submitted by the authorities.
09:09: 42 people were arrested for questioning after the deadly attack yesterday near a synagogue East Jerusalemreports the Israeli police.
9:58 am: It’s 9 am and dusty, here are the main news from this morning:
US President Joe Biden has denounced “an attack on the civilized world” after seven people died last night near a synagogue in East Jerusalem, a part of the Holy City annexed by Israel. France also last night condemned a “appalling terrorist attack” that took place in a “context of rising tensions”.
The European Union maintains sanctions against Russia as heavy fighting continues in the town of Vougledar in eastern Ukraine. `
Footage of the arrest of 29-year-old Tire Nichols was released yesterday by the Memphis Police Department, two days after five officers were jailed for punching him to the ground. They show the unbearable brutality of the arrest of the African American, who died three days later.
• Julie Douib’s former partner was sentenced to life imprisonment on appeal last night by the Corse-du-Sud Assize Court. Bruno Garcia-Cruciani was convicted of murdering the 34-year-old woman in March 2019.
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