A flight from Tel Aviv to Russia’s Dagestan Republic was forced to redirect after an angry mob stormed an airport attempting to attack Jewish passengers on board.
Footage on social media showed an angry mob at the airport in the capital of the Muslim-majority region of southern Russia, searching the terminal for Israeli passengers shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is great).
Protesters were also seen stopping vehicles in the area to ask motorists if they were transporting tourists from the Jewish state, and some even searched the engines on a plane to see if passengers were hiding there.
Local people have also besieged a hotel in search of Jewish guests and stormed the airport after reports emerged that a flight from Tel Aviv was arriving in the city.
At least nine police officers were injured as they challenged protesters, of whom many were later said to have been identified.
Footage also showed passengers aboard the plane being warned about the mob in the terminal.