Dagestan airport ‘freed’ from mob, closed till Nov. 6 — Russian aviation body

An anti-Israel mob attack at a Dagestan airport, October 29, 2023 (Social media screenshot; used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
An anti-Israel mob attack at a Dagestan airport, October 29, 2023 (Social media screenshot; used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

Russian law enforcement has “freed” Makhachkala airport in the Dagestan republic from a mob who stormed the building, looking for Israelis traveling from Tel Aviv, Russia’s aviation agency says.

“The airport in Makhachkala will be closed to receive aircraft… until, preliminarily, 02:59 Moscow time on November 6, 2023,” the agency says.

The head of Russia’s Dagestan republic denounces the mob, vowing punishment.

“All Dagestanis empathize with the suffering of victims by the actions of unrighteous people and politicians and pray for peace in Palestine. But what happened at our airport is outrageous and should receive the appropriate assessment from law enforcement,” Sergei Melikov, the republic’s governor, says on Telegram. “This will be done.”

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