In a recent alarming episode, Israel has implored Russia to ensure the safety of all Israeli nationals and Jews following an unsettling event at an airport in Dagestan. An unidentified group, reportedly chanting anti-Semitic slogans, stormed the Makhachkala airport, specifically targeting those arriving from Tel Aviv.
Videos Emerge on Social Media
Footage, the authenticity of which remains unverified, has surfaced on various social platforms depicting the group charging through the airport. Disturbingly, some members of this mob made their way onto the runways, encircling aircrafts.
These videos, if authentic, highlight the blatant display of anti-Semitism and the brazen audacity of the culprits.
The hunt for Jews at the airport in Dagestan continues, to the soundtrack of “Allahu Akbar” screams.
They even look into the plane’s engines, maybe someone is hiding there. Pogroms, a proud Russian tradition, now carried out by Muslim mobs running free with zero police presence pic.twitter.com/XaH3z9OvtH — Boaz Arad 博雅 (@aradboaz) October 29, 2023
Swift Condemnation and Calls for Action
The Israeli Prime Minister's office, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, reacted promptly, emphasizing the urgency for Russia to take decisive action against any form of incitement leading to violence against Jews and Israelis.
In response, the Russian Aviation Agency reportedly sealed off the Makhachkala airport while deploying security personnel to the scene.
Dagestan's Response to the Chaos
Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim Russian republic with a 3.1 million-strong population, denounced the incident.
In a swift move towards ensuring justice and upholding law and order, the Dagestani government initiated criminal proceedings, citing incitement of riots as the primary charge. Furthermore, they appealed to their citizens to allow smooth operations at the airport and refrain from actions that might disrupt peace.
Further echoing the concerns and shedding light on diplomatic undertakings, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel revealed that their ambassador in Moscow is actively collaborating with the Russian authorities.
They labelled the airport incident as a blatant attempt to target Israeli nationals and Jews. Emphasizing their expectations, the ministry has urged Russia to not only safeguard Israeli citizens and Jews but also adopt stringent measures against those instigating violence and spreading hate. The BBC, one of the world's leading news agencies, further corroborated these statements.
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