A large group of anti-Israeli protesters, following calls on social media, stormed Makhachkala International Airport in Dagestan to prevent a flight from Tel Aviv from landing. Demonstrators outside the airport waved Palestinian flags, shouted anti-Israel slogans, and some even halted cars to check for Israeli citizens. The flight did land, prompting protesters to breach security and run onto the tarmac. Russia’s civil aviation agency later intervened, resulting in the suspension of all flights due to the security breach.
- Anti-Israeli protesters stormed Makhachkala International Airport in Dagestan after calls on social media to block a Tel Aviv flight.
- Demonstrators displayed signs such as “Child killers have no place in Dagestan” and checked vehicles for Israeli passengers.
- Despite protests, the flight from Tel Aviv landed, causing protesters to break past security and enter the tarmac area.
- The incident led to Russia’s civil aviation agency suspending all flights to and from the airport temporarily.
- Following the intervention, tensions escalated with protesters throwing stones at police, who responded with warning shots.