Nthe social network Telegram, the Ministry of Health of Dagestan indicated that several people had to receive medical assistance following what was described as an attack caused by a “hostile crowd” at Makhachkala airport.
However, following these disturbances, Russia’s federal aviation agency, Rosaviatsia, revealed that the airport will be provisionally closed until November 6th.
According to the France-Presse agency, the disturbances occurred after a plane from Tel Aviv, bound for Moscow, made a stopover in Makhachkala.
Upon announcing the device’s arrival, dozens of men invaded the runway and the airport terminal, with the intention of checking passengers’ passports in search of Israeli citizens.
In Dagestan, which belongs to Russia, the population is predominantly Muslim.
Dagestan authorities announced that the situation was “under control”, but the airport was eventually closed and flights were redirected to other locations.
In a statement, the Israeli government called on Russia to “protect all Israeli citizens and all Jews” and said it takes seriously all “attempts to attack Israeli citizens and Jews around the world.”
The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, causing the deaths of more than 1,400 people, most of them civilians, according to authorities. More than 200 people were kidnapped and have remained in the hands of the Islamist group ever since.
After the attack, Israel responded with bombings and ground incursions into the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by Hamas.
Since the start of the war, more than 8,000 people have died in Gaza due to the bombings that Israel has carried out for three weeks, according to the Ministry of Health of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.
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