A group of anti-Israel protestors charged a Russian airport looking for passengers on a flight that departed from Tel Aviv.
As protesters rushed the airstrip, airport authorities diverted the flight.
This is the size of the lynch mob trying to attack Jewish passengers at the airport in Dagestan, Russia.
Hundreds of men looking for Israelis who arrived on a flight from Tel Aviv.
They are checking everybody’s passports to see if they are Israeli. pic.twitter.com/M2SRvK9IXh
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) October 29, 2023
The demonstrators began throwing stones at police and gunshots were heard, according to a video of the event.
DAGESTAN AIRPORT: SHOTS FIRED pic.twitter.com/nsrnVoqeHS
— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) October 29, 2023
According to Dagestan’s Ministry of Health, more than 20 people were injured, two of which are in critical condition.
White House National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, “The United States vigorously condemns the antisemitic protests in Dagestan, Russia. The U.S. unequivocally stands with the entire Jewish community as we witness a worldwide surge in antisemitism. There is never any excuse or justification for antisemitism.”
The United States vigorously condemns the antisemitic protests in Dagestan, Russia. The U.S. unequivocally stands with the entire Jewish community as we witness a worldwide surge in antisemitism. There is never any excuse or justification for antisemitism.
— Adrienne Watson (@NSC_Spox) October 30, 2023
The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem said that an Israeli ambassador in Russia is working with authorities to protect Jewish individuals.
“The State of Israel views gravely attempts to harm Israeli citizens and Jews anywhere,” the statement read. “Israel expects the Russian law enforcement authorities to safeguard all Israeli citizens and Jews, whoever they may be, and to take robust action against the rioters and against the unbridled incitement being directed at Jews and Israelis.”