An angry anti-Semitic hate mob stormed an airport demanding to see passenger’s passports to prove that they are not Jews as a flight arrived from Israel.
Hundreds stormed the Makhachkala airport in the Russian Republic of Dagestan on Sunday after flight WZ4728 from Tel Aviv arrived.
Protestors holding placards saying, “child killers” and carrying Palestinian flags broke through security doors and checked cars leaving the Makhachkala airport for Israelis.
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Police arrested 60 people at the airport the Russian Interior Ministry as protesters shouted anti-Semitic words and were chanting “Allahu Akbar” with signs reading “Child killer have no place in Dagestan.”
Russia: Current situation at the airport in Makhachkala. Blood-thirsty mob intent on killing Jews, organized by the FSB. The security services risk losing control of the chaos of their own creation. Large presence of OMON riot police from the beginning, but they had orders to… pic.twitter.com/bTnaK12y7v
— Igor Sushko (@igorsushko) October 29, 2023
A witness said, “There were hundreds of people at the airport. About 50 men approached the airplane and asked passengers if they were Jews. I said no. I’m Russian.
“They wanted to see my passport. I had a Russian passport.”
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) October 29, 2023
Security forces told Reuters that passengers from the flight were safe, but police officers and civilians were injured as they stopped the unrest.
“As a result of the incident at Makhachkala airport there are injured (people), who are receiving medical help,” Dagestan’s health ministry said on Telegram.
BREAKING: A group of Muslims have broken onto the Makhachkala-Dagestan, Russia airport looking for Jews on a suspected plane from Tel Aviv.
The group could be heard yelling "Allahu Akbar" as some of them reportedly tried breaking into some of the planes.
“Crowds of Rioters on… pic.twitter.com/9JCnwDXltx
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) October 29, 2023
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “It is well known and obvious that yesterday’s events around Makhachkala airport are largely the result of outside interference, including information influence.”
On Monday Russia accused Ukraine of playing a “key role” in the civil unrest at the airport in Dagestan.
❗️ One of the police officer injured during the riots at #Makhachkala airport has died
This was stated by the Madina Pirmagomedova, deputy general director of Makhachkala airport.
"There are not many wounded and there is only one dead. A colonel or whoever he was, I don't… pic.twitter.com/PG2jB9UQ5Y
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) October 30, 2023
Russia’s foreign affairs spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement, “The criminal Kyiv regime played a direct and key role in carrying out the latest destructive act.”
A senior Ukrainian official said on Monday that Kyiv rejects the accusation by Russia.
“Of course, Ukraine has nothing to do with the latest large-scale surge of xenophobic sentiments on the territory of the Russian Federation,” Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak told Reuters in a written statement.