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12/22/2021 at 8:07 AM

A detainee, incarcerated at the Osny remand center in Val-d’Oise, escaped this Tuesday evening from the Pontoise hospital after a woman shot one of the prison officers who l ‘escorted him for treatment, according to AFP. The man, aged 28, arrived at the hospital at around 9:30 pm, undergoing “medical extraction after he was discovered in his cell in the process of mutilating himself” according to the prison administration .

In the parking lot, a woman armed with a pump shotgun shot one of the officials in the back, slightly injuring him. The prison officer, hit “by lead or shot” was “protected by his bulletproof vest” and “his life is not in danger”, according to the prison administration. The woman and the inmate then fled together.

The man, from the community of Travelers, was remanded in custody in a murder case committed in September. According to the Actu17 site, he is suspected of having killed an 18-year-old young man in Valenton in the Val-de-Marne on the night of September 28 to 29.

Armed militiamen were deployed in Tripoli on Tuesday, raising fears of a resumption of violence, when key presidential candidates on December 24 seem to have recorded the postponement of the poll by working for new alliances.

In a scene reminiscent of the conflict that raged at the gates of Tripoli until June 2020, vehicles armed with machine guns and a tank mobilized in a suburb of the Libyan capital. Schools and universities have been forced to close, and streets blocked with sand dams and guarded by armed men in khaki uniforms.

The situation eased in the middle of the day with the reopening of most of the streets to traffic, according to AFP, but the UN Support Mission in Libya (Manul) said it was “concerned about the ‘evolution of the security situation in Tripoli’. Because the mobilization of “forces affiliated with different groups creates tensions and increases the risk of clashes which could degenerate into conflict”, according to her.

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Tuesday that all Israelis over the age of 60 and medical staff would be entitled to a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, after consultation with a panel of experts. The statements come at a time when Israel is struggling to contain the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, decreeing travel bans and other restrictions without going as far as confining itself.

“I gave the order to prepare for the fourth vaccine immediately,” Naftali wrote. Bennett on Twitter. “The world will follow in our footsteps. One of its spokespersons claimed that Israel was the first country in the world to administer the fourth dose. The decision of the Panel of Experts on the Pandemic to approve the fourth dose is “excellent news” which “will help us get through the Omicron wave that is overwhelming the world,” the Prime Minister said earlier.

Immunocompromised people may also receive the fourth dose, which can be administered to them, such as people over 60 and medical teams, at least four months after the third injection, the health ministry said in a statement.

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