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this is the w. news live from berlin belgium on the high alert as a trial gets underway for a top terror suspect the charges relate to a shoot out before his capture he is believed to be the sole surviving suspect in the twenty fifteen terrorist attacks but so far he has been used to answer any questions we will go live to brussels also coming up is will begin to be issuing deportation notices to thousands of african migrants the government says that they could face jail time if they refuse to leave. and
a stunning super bowl win for the underdogs fans go wild after the philadelphia eagles defeated view england patriots to win america's football's biggest prize the very first time. i'm sara kelly welcome to the program thanks for joining us belgium is on high alert today as the trial begins for the man who is believed to be the sole surviving suspect in the twenty fifteen paris and tax sela of the slum arrived at the palace of justice in brussels earlier this morning his first appearance in public since his arrest today session will focus on the shoot out with belgian police that led to his capture. and we will get more on the court case in just a moment but first let's take a look at. himself once the most wanted man in europe.
the end of an international manhunt on the eighteenth of march twenty sixth seen belgian special police capture one of the most wanted terror suspects in europe the man believed to be the only surviving suspect of the paris terror attacks that just four months before this police raid had left one hundred and thirty people dead. a french citizen born in brussels in september one thousand nine hundred eighty nine his current trial is focused on the shootout that led to his capture but the real focus of investigators is whether he played a major role in planning and executing the attacks or was he merely a low level follower. to learn more we spoke with a former member of the french secret service klugman u.k. had spent decades researching terror networks between europe and the middle east and he says the evidence is clear. of dissent making some kind of
so that islam is a central figure and the only survivor not counting supporters in syria or iraq without up to slam they would have been no pirates attacks on the thirteenth of november or the brussels attacks of march twenty second. it was up to slam who brought the terrorists into the country in small groups who rented their hideouts in the vehicles that they used to be the plunk down to get even viva treat. investigators worked intensely to locate up to salaam and he started making mistakes in the end he had almost nowhere left to hide. his appearance from could you tell by day the house searches interrogation research large scale surveillance operations all of that steadily reduce the circle of people that could trust them. after his arrest of the slum was taken to a maximum security prison near paris and since then he has said nothing his lawyer
spend my free. described as a small time criminal who's too stupid to plan a conspiracy in one interview by re says of the salaam has quote the intelligence of an empty ashtray. and i'm just lumps family has also tried to reinforce this line of defense one of his brothers says up the salaam lost his nerve and intentionally failed to set off the suicide vest he was wearing the terror experts say it's all part of a deliberate defense strategy since some children can be conducive to survival not suicide vest which they say he didn't use today we know two important things that had to technical faults and that's why he didn't go off. to los when up to slums computer is an e-mail in which he complained about the equipment and demanded better stuff for the next time but the things you need a push in for him have all material he was involved from start to finish not someone who was frightened to the. he said he could go civil. observers expect
slums lawyers to do everything possible to cultivate the idea that he was just a small fish the start of his trial marks the accused first public appearance and it could set the tone for how the trial against him for the paris attacks will unfold. and for more let's bring in correspondent teri schultz who is standing by at the palace of justice in brussels where that trial is underway right now as we mentioned and terry this is the trial for the shoot out with belgian police just before of the slum was captured not for the terrorist attacks in paris so walk us through the charges and what's been happening today. that's right sara this is the trial that led to our dislodges arrest on four days before he was found he was coincidentally located in a safe house and when police knocked on the door they were hit by gunfire now what
we heard today in court and not from obviously who continues to refuse to speak but from his accomplice is that they didn't fire any of those shots still they're being tried for attempted murder now when august lama arrived today he looks considerably different from the man that we last saw in those europe's most wanted profiles then he had short hair just a bit of a stubble today he showed up with long hair and a beard and continued his refusal to speak he wouldn't even stand when the judge asked him to confirm his identity so yeah he's going to continue to be defiant in the face of justice and i want to talk a little bit more about that defiance terry because in fact he hasn't spoken to investigators since his arrest two years ago it's not just the defiance that you mentioned that we saw today what is this likely to have in terms of impact on the trial. well i think many people were hoping that he changed his mind that he you know perhaps would even express some remorse for what had
happened we haven't seen any of that neither then do we learn more about the planning the logistics even the reasoning behind the paris attacks and even later the brussels attacks which he is also believed to be linked to so i think not just the victims but also investigators are going to be very disappointed that he remains silent today we are learning a few details from his accomplice who is speaking i'm not sure if he's quite if he's that informative he answers a lot of questions i don't know where i can't remember but in fact if you know yari a twenty four year old tunisian who was with the slum in that safe house for that shoot out has confirmed that they were there that the third man with them who was killed was the shooter so i'm not sure where the investigation will go from here since they say they had nothing to do with it but they ran away anyway and of course this is only one of the investigations right terry i want to talk a little bit more about what is ahead after this particular trial in brussels because also facing charges in france where those paris attacks took place tell us
a little bit more about that of course now that's the really big trial one hundred thirty people died there and some of the slum as you heard in the story just before i came on air is being portrayed by his lawyer as a very stupid guy who couldn't have possibly had anything to do with that in fact experts say behind the scenes he is very smart he was that logistician and that he was very much an integral part of those attacks in paris so yes where we're truly building up towards that trial which is expected next year teri schultz reporting on the very latest from brussels thank you so much. let's get a quick check now of some other stories that have been making news around the world syrian activists say that there have been a new chlorine gas attack in rebel held it live province medics in the town of serach have said that they treated civilians for breathing disorders linked to
poisonous gas following government airstrikes the syrian regime denies using chemical weapons turkish president writes of type everyone is at the vatican for a meeting with pope francis their talks are expected to focus on the controversial u.s. recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel both men oppose the move. well israel has begun serving deportation notices to tens of thousands of eritreans and sudanese who have been seeking asylum there in a crackdown on what it regards as illegal immigration hundred stood in line outside of the immigration authority offices on sunday seeking to renew their papers and until now the africans have been on short term visas but now the israeli government wants them to leave and is offering them money and plane tickets to an unnamed african destination. israel's government says that it has the right to decide who is living there and protect israelis from what it calls infiltrators but the africans are worried about what will happen to them if they are deported. reports.
to keep this home country every tree a more than twelve years ago and sought asylum in israel now his future is once again uncertain because he's facing possible deportation the stationer always very sensitive especially for me personally in the for my community the people i love because. of like deportation and. imprisonment so very tough here at the every train community center the new government policy is on everyone's mind their choice go to prison or take a free plane ticket a payment of almost three thousand euros and leave the country. over the past years israel has recognized only ten people as refugees to keep never received a response to his aside a request. sometimes we want to require some time in
sometimes consular everything but their most person. really and i left my country because of danger so i know i'm a refuge that's why you came here in israel to ask for a protection between two thousand and six and two thousand and twelve about thirty eight thousand asylum seekers from every trailer and sudan arrived in israel by the egyptian sinai peninsula and then that route was closed by a border fence ever since there has been a fierce public debate in israel about the asylum seekers speight human rights activist warned their safety cannot be guaranteed if they are deported we're talking about less than forty thousand people immigrants asylum seekers in israel who seek asylum in a land of eight million people this is less than half a percent of the israeli population so our first question to the government is why
can't israel absorb those people give them shelter or allow them to build their lives here this is so much less than other countries have to deal with many asylum seekers ahead here in a detention center in the desert in the south of israel. this have settled in the southern neighborhoods of tel of being a poor area of the city why some residents support the migrants many plame them for advice in crime and want them to leave. call these are foreigners infiltrators it is impossible to live like this all our infrastructure collapsed the sewage system education welfare everything all the budget is going to what's there if you will feel like those israelis who want to help them writers rabbis former diplomats holocaust survivors and pilots are calling on the government to stop the deputation . the state we are obliged to deal
with refugees and with asylum seekers as we would have liked the european countries . at the time. to have truth jewish refugees who tried to save their to save those souls running away from persecution and from extermination ticket is worried about his safety if his deported to a third country he says a short prayer at the door of a small chapel he wants to stay positive but given the choice to keith says he would rather go to prison than be said to know the country. and sports the philadelphia eagles have finally shed their underdog status to win the first ever super bowl against long time favorites the new england patriots and while there was celebration after that forty one thirty three victory in american football's greatest match it ends a trophy drought stretching back fifty eight years have. the way.
philadelphia finally has a super bowl after years in the shadows a goals fans are rightly making the most of the forty one thirty three victory over the new england patriots. they may have been the underdogs but the eagles went on the offensive right from the start their bold and adventurous game plan led by quarterback nick foles paid off as they've raced to a laid. they pay tom brady and the patriots made a late comeback but this wasn't enough the eagles sealing a forty one thirty three victory. foles who was only drafted in three games before the playoffs was the hero he threw three touchdowns and racked up three hundred seventy three yards you know being a part of this being drafted to philadelphia and be unfortunate enough to come back and be a part of this team to be a piece of this puzzle. i mean is there
a long time coming and you know i know there's a lot of celebrating tonight tears were flowing in the streets of philadelphia a first ever super
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