Russian authorities said the main airport in the Dagestan region is “provisionally closed” until November 6 after it was stormed by hundreds of people following reports that a flight from Israel had arrived.
Footage showed a large crowd of people inside the airport, with some holding Palestinian flags.
Other videos showed protesters storming one plane with at least one jumping on the wing looking for passengers, Russian media reported.
People were also heard searching shouting anti-Semitic phrases and examining the passengers’ passports, AP reported.
The plane’s identification number showed that the Russian carrier Red Wings had arrived from Tel Aviv at 7.17pm, according to flight-tracker FlightRadar24