An Israeli court freed without charge three Turks who had been arrested on suspicion of assaulting police outside a Jerusalem holy site contested by Jews and Muslims.

The men – described by police as tourists – were taken into custody, as Israel confronted a weekly surge in protests against U.S. President Donald Trump’s December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as its capital.

The Turks’ Israeli Defence lawyer, Nick Kaufman, said police asked the court to keep them in custody so charges of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest could be brought, but those arguments were rejected by a judge.

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