A french Civil has been kidnapped at Abéché ( Tchad), and one Military source confirmed that all the measures are mobilized for obteining the civil liberation. The last kidnapping in lake tchad region was in 2009, Laurent Meurice was abducted by a sudanese group: “les Aigles de libération de l’Afrique”, he has been set free after 89 days of detention, on the 6th of February 2010. The Tchad region is one of the principle french allie against the terrorism, at N’djamena there are Barkhane antiterrorists forces, constituted by Mauritanie, Mali, Niger, Tchad and Burkina Faso). The one and only case of a french hostage is Sophie Pétronin, kidnapped at Gal, northern part of Mali, on the 24th of december 2016, even though his kidnapping has never been claimed.
Palestinians on Monday welcomed a French plan to hold an international conference on the two-state solution in Paris at the end of December. In Jerusalem PM Netanyahu called on Abbas to immediately hold direct negotiations with him. Abbas has persistently rejected such calls, stating that Israel must halt all settlement activity and Jewish building in east Jerusalem before such talks could be held. Israel on Monday warned France that their plan only emboldens Abbas to continue to refuse to negotiate. Israel is committed to the peace process, but believe that a final status agreement with the Palestinians can only be reached through direct talks.