The governor of the Jewish Autonomous Region, Rostislav Goldstein, announced the region’s readiness to accept refugees from both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
“Every life is important to us. And we are ready to accept in the Jewish Autonomous Region those who come in peace. Refugees from both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict can take advantage of all support measures for participants in the voluntary resettlement program to the Far East, which were initiated by Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin,” Mr. Goldstein wrote in Telegram.
The governor mentioned among such support measures the Far Eastern Mortgage and Far Eastern Hectare programs, as well as business support programs.
The war between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement began on October 7. The Israeli army, in response to the attack by Hamas militants, began shelling the Gaza Strip. At the same time, refugees from the enclave are not allowed in by other countries. Only on November 1, wounded Palestinians and holders of foreign passports began to be released through the Rafah checkpoint on the border with Egypt.
At the end of October, protests broke out in Dagestan due to rumors about the presence of refugees from Israel in the republic. On October 29, several hundred people broke into Makhachkala Uytash airport. His work was paralyzed. The reason for the action was the arrival of the next Red Wings flight from Tel Aviv to Dagestan. The crowd gathered at the airport demanded that representatives of the “aggressor country” not be allowed into the territory of the republic and chanted slogans in support of Palestine. During the riots, 20 people were injured.