"Le Parisien" claims French ex-head of security Yves Bonnet brokered a secret deal with Fatah in the 1980s offering immunity in exchange for no further terror attacks in France.
Sources: The Guardian
Sources: The Guardian
Three people are killed and four others are injured in a mass shooting at a Kurdish community center in Paris, France. The perpetrator, a 69-year-old Frenchman, is arrested.
France reports a record for the third consecutive day of 104,611 new cases of COVID-19, which is also the first time that the country has reported more than 100,000 new cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
A female police administrative officer is killed in a stabbing attack at a police station in Rambouillet, France. The attacker is then shot dead at the scene. It is being investigated as a terrorist attack.
A Sudanese asylum seeker stabs an immigration official to death at a refugee centre in Pau, France. The attack is not thought to be linked to terrorism.
In France, despite being banned by the police headquarters, a demonstration organized by the Justice pour Adama movement in Paris gathered 20,000 participants. They were protesting for charges against police officers who had killed a young black man, Adama Traoré, during his arrest in 2016. They also demonstrated in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, and in protest against police violence against black and Arab individuals in France in general. Some clashes occur at the end of the event. Other smaller demonstrations took place in the towns of Lyon, Marseille and Lille.
French police continue questioning ten suspected far-right terrorists arrested on Saturday over an alleged plot to attack Muslims. An extension to their detention was authorised late last night.
French police arrest ten members of the far-right group Action des Forces Operationnelles (Operational Forces Action) across the nation, questioning them on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack against Muslims.
French judges clear the Tarnac Nine, accused of performing an anarchist terror sabotage in a controversial trial, of wrongdoing and describe the existence of a terror group as a "fiction". Defence lawyers had accused ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy's government of misusing counterterror law.
French police arrest three men and three women accused of involvement in the 2016 Magnanville stabbing by an ISIL supporter. Local media reports the detainees include police major Maryline Bereaud and her daughter.
Protests in France turn violent as protesters clash with police, injuring over 20 police officers and resulting in over 120 arrests nationwide. The protests are against a labour law being proposed in the National Assembly, saying it will reduce rights and deepen job insecurity for youth.