Nightmarish moments, reminiscent of pogroms, Israeli citizens and Jews in Dagestan experienced on Sunday. Dagestan authorities announced how there are “injuries” after an anti-Jewish crowd invaded the capital’s airport in search of passengers on a flight from Tel Aviv.

Several dozen men stormed the airport of Makhachkala, the capital of the Russian republic, when it was announced that an aircraft from Israel was about to land there. The mob stormed the airport looking for “Jews” after the flight from Tel Aviv arrived, forcing authorities to intervene to remove them from the compound

Sixty people under suspicion who violently stormed the airport in Makhachkala, the capital of the Russian Federation’s republic of Dagestan, were taken into custody, while nine police officers were injured in the incidents, Russian authorities announced Monday.

“More than 150 of the most active participants in the riots have been identified” and “60 of them have been brought in,” the press service of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs announced, clarifying that two of the injured policemen have been admitted and are being treated in a hospital in Dagestan, in the Russian Caucasus, a region with a majority Muslim population.

The mob was not content with the lynching attempts, as it also ransacked the airport’s shops.

Israel calls on Moscow to protect ‘all Israelis and Jews’

Israel invited Russia “to protect all Israeli citizens and all Jews”, after several dozen men stormed the airport of Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, when they learned that a plane from Tel Aviv was about to land there.

“Israel expects the Russian authorities to protect all Israeli citizens and all Jews and to act decisively against unrest and any incitement to violence against Jews and Israelis,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said.


The situation at the airport is “under control”.

The situation at the Dagestan airport, which was invaded on Sunday afternoon by a crowd of protesters, was “under control”, however, the government of this Russian republic in the Caucasus assured via Telegram on the evening of the same day.

According to the local government, police officers were deployed at the airport of Makhachkala after previously calling on those gathered to end their “illegal actions”.

Russia’s Rosaviatsia civil aviation agency said security forces removed all “citizens who did not have permission” to be there.
Israeli media reported that “a number of Israeli and Jewish” passengers were taken to a safe area of ​​the airport.

“Because of the incident at the airport in Makhachkala there are injured who are receiving medical care,” the Ministry of Health said via Telegram, without giving further details.