An anti-Semitic rally was organized in Dagestan and the airport was stormed in search of Jews. Video
On October 29, locals in Dagestan organized a "hunt" for Israelis. Hundreds of people gathered at the airport in Kaspiysk to meet a flight from Israel in an "adult" manner.
This information was posted on Telegram. Amid rumors of a massacre of Jews, the plane made a circle (scroll to the bottom of the page to watch the video).
Eventually, the plane landed at the airport in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan. Aggressive locals were waiting for the refugees to get off the Tel Aviv-Makhachkala flight.
In addition, men were checking cars near the airport, looking for Israelis. As a result of these actions, traffic jams formed for kilometers, and the roads leading to Uytash Airport were blocked.
The police did not interfere with this.
It is known that Dagestani and foreign publics, posing as local resources, called on people to come to the airport during the day. In addition to the people, security forces with military equipment were also gathered at the airport.
People were chanting anti-Semitic slogans and holding posters saying "There is no place for child murderers in Dagestan."
Later it became known that the first "victim" had already been surrounded at the Makhachkala airport: a man who was considered a Jew had his passport taken away and was subjected to public interrogation.
Moreover, the crowd was breaking into every room in search of Israeli citizens, and frightened airport workers tried to lock themselves in.
The Dagestanis began to break into the plane through the wing.
In connection with these events, Rosaviatsiya decided to close the airport.
"In connection with the penetration of unknown persons on the apron of the Makhachkala airport, it was decided to temporarily close the airport for the service of flights for arrival and departure," the statement reads.
Meanwhile, the Israeli authorities are monitoring the developments in Dagestan and are counting on Russian law enforcement agencies to provide protection to Israelis and Jews.
The latter are still isolated under guard. Representatives of Israeli security forces and the Israeli ambassador to Moscow are in contact with them. An evacuation flight to the Russian capital is expected.
Later, Rosaviatsia said that Makhachkala airport was closed for airplanes until 02:59 on November 6.
"A limited number of Israelis and Jews are currently isolated and under guard at the airport. We are working to get them on the next flight to Moscow as soon as conditions permit. Israeli security officials and the Israeli ambassador are working with local security authorities," an Israeli Security Service spokesman said later.
Meanwhile, Rosaviatsia informed that the airport was allegedly free of people who had entered it without authorization.
However, according to media reports, some of the protesters entered the airport's VIP lounge. They are not being provoked by detentions to prevent a riot.
In addition, several hundred soldiers of special forces and special purpose units were additionally deployed to the Makhachkala airport. Protesters throw various objects at them.
Late in the evening, the Dagestan Ministry of Health reported injuries as a result of the riots at the Makhachkala airport.
"As a result of the incident at the Makhachkala airport, there are wounded who are being treated," the statement said.
It is known about 20 victims, two of whom are in extremely serious condition.
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