Israeli police detain Turkish citizen in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM – Anadolu Agency
He also said Hazır has been held for five hours at a police station in Bab al-Khalil in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Israeli police forces have yet to comment on the incident.
The situation is reportedly being monitored by Turkey’s Tel Aviv Embassy and Jerusalem Consulate.
On Dec. 22, 2017, Israeli police detained Abdullah Kızılırmak and Mehmet Gargılı after they tried to perform Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa mosque, according to eyewitness accounts.
Israeli police said they would have to remove their shirts if they wanted to enter, said the eyewitness. The Turks’ refusal was then followed by a brawl and their arrest.