Iran carried out an unprecedented air attack against Israel on the night of Saturday April 13th to Sunday April 14th. Tehran said the operation, dubbed “Honest Promise,” was in response to the strike that destroyed its consulate in Damascus on April 1, which it blames on the Jewish state.

The Israeli army claimed to have “foiled” the attack, intercepting “99% of the shots” thanks to its defense system and the help of its allies. According to its spokesperson, more than three hundred projectiles were launched against the Jewish state (one hundred and seventy drones, thirty cruise missiles and one hundred and twenty ballistic missiles), of which “only a few fell on Israeli territory.” , in particular at the Nevatim air base in the Negev. Calls for calm increased throughout the day from Western executives as well as the G7 and the UN, which organized emergency meetings. France has asked its nationals to leave Iran “temporarily” if commercial flights are available.

Six people died and several were injured on Saturday in a Sydney shopping center by a man armed with a knife. Investigators quickly identified the murderer, a 40-year-old man who had suffered from mental illness for several years, and ruled out any terrorist motive.

“At this stage, we have no element, no information, no evidence or any intelligence to suggest that this is a particular motivation, an ideology or other” originally of his action, explained the deputy commissioner of the New South Wales state police, Anthony Cooke.

On the other hand, “we know that the attacker suffered (…) from mental health problems”, he added, specifying that the man, known to the police, had come from the state of Queensland. The attacker was chased and shot dead by a police officer.

Nearly 32,000 people, including 15,000 independentists and 17,000 non-independentists, demonstrated on Saturday April 13 in Nouméa, according to the police, to support or refuse the expansion of the electoral body in New Caledonia, with a view to of the next provincial elections. Protesters from both camps found themselves marching through the city center, separated by a “sanitary cordon” set up by security forces.

The draft constitutional law aimed at opening the electorate to people residing in the territory for at least ten years is currently being examined in Parliament. After being adopted at first reading in the Senate on April 2, it must be examined by the National Assembly during the month of May.

On the one hand, the loyalists marched to defend the “thaw of the electorate”, show their attachment to France and defend their position in favor of the opening of the electorate. The separatists also organized a large rally, this one to oppose the reform carried out by the government. “Peace is threatened, because the State has gone beyond its impartiality. It has touched a taboo and we must resist. The thawing of the electorate leads us to death,” said Roch Wamytan, one of the leaders of the Caledonian Union, the main independence party and member of the coalition of the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front.

Israel and Hamas continued, Saturday and Sunday, to accuse each other of wanting to sabotage talks aimed at reaching a truce in the Gaza Strip. The Mossad, the foreign intelligence service of the Jewish state, affirmed on Sunday morning that the Palestinian Islamist movement rejected the latest truce project discussed in Cairo.

The rejection of the proposal submitted by the three mediating countries – the United States, Egypt and Qatar – shows that the leader of the Islamist movement, Yahya “Sinouar, does not want a humanitarian agreement or the return of the hostages”, according to a Mossad press release. Yahya Sinouar “continues to exploit tensions with Iran” with the aim of “obtaining escalation in the region,” he explains. Israel “will continue to work to achieve the objectives of the war against Hamas with all its might,” the statement also read.

On Saturday evening, as Iran, Hamas’ supporter, prepared to launch more than three hundred drones and missiles against Israel, Hamas announced that it had submitted its response to Egyptian and Qatari mediators. Without explicitly rejecting their proposal, the Islamist movement reaffirmed its two main demands: the permanent nature of the ceasefire and the withdrawal of the Israeli army from the Gaza Strip. Both of these propositions seem “unfounded” to Israel.

He concluded his first year in the NBA with an impressive match (34 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists) and a prestigious victory (121-120), in front of his home crowd, against the Denver Nuggets, reigning champions and then leaders of the NBA. the Western Conference.

Frenchman Victor Wembanyama will not play in the San Antonio Spurs’ final match of the regular season of the North American League on Sunday, April 14, against the Detroit Pistons (at 9:30 p.m. Paris time). The French basketball player has ankle pain and his club has chosen to preserve him.

For his first season, Victor Wembanyama, 20, should undoubtedly be named rookie of the year (best rookie), given his average per game: 21.4 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists.

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