Turkish media sources are reporting that three Turkish tourists were arrested by the Israel Police after assaulting officers. A police spokesman has confirmed the arrest but provided no details as to the reasons behind it.

Riots near Temple Mount

Riots near Temple Mount Photo credit: Israel News Company

Three tourists from Turkey were arrested by the Israel Police on Friday for assaulting officers, Turkish media has reported.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP that the three suspects are likely to face an Israeli court later on Saturday.

However, Rosenfeld did not mention the exact allegations against them, saying they were detained following “an incident” near Temple Mount.

According to the Daily Sabah, the Israel Police prevented the tourists from entering Temple Mount unless they changed their shirts, which had the Turkish flag printed on them.

Two weeks ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan fiercely attacked Israel at an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit, calling it a “terror state” and a “child murderer.”