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Mob searching for Israelis storms Dagestan airport

Update : 30 Oct 2023, 08:38

Israel has called on Russian authorities to protect Israelis and Jews after a violent crowd stormed an airport in the Republic of Dagestan in southern Russia on Sunday evening in search of Israeli nationals.

Russian media said the incident happened after a plane from Tel Aviv landed at the airport in the city of Makhachkala.

Some people in the crowd shouted antisemitic slogans and tried to storm the plane.

Some protesters broke through the terminal doors and ran onto the runway, while others broke through barriers to check cars leaving the airport, according to footage uploaded to social media.

The airport was temporarily closed, and arriving planes were diverted to other airports.

The government of Dagestan said later that the situation was "under control."

Following the incident, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said it "views gravely attempts to harm Israeli citizens and Jews anywhere." It called for "robust action against the rioters."

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