Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Anti-Israel mob storms Dagestan airport

(BBC News) Israel has urged Russia to protect “all its citizens and all Jews” after a mob stormed a Dagestan airport reportedly targeting people arriving from Tel Aviv.

Video footage apparently from the scene shows an angry crowd running in the airport in Makhachkala, shouting antisemitic slogans.

Some of the crowd run onto the runway and surround aircraft there.

Russia’s aviation agency said the situation was under control after authorities had arrived on the scene.

Rosaviatsia added that the airport would be “provisionally closed” until November 6.

Several people were injured, health officials said.

The Israeli PM’s office said Russia must act decisively against incitement to violence against Jews and Israelis.

The government of Dagestan — a mainly Muslim Russian republic in the North Caucasus, home to some 3.1m people on the western edge of the Caspian Sea — said a criminal case had been opened for civil disorder.

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