EilatFlash 90

Three people carrying Turkish passports were detained by Israeli police near the Jordanian-Israeli border at Eilat Monday, an Israel Police spokesperson said in a written statement.

The Turkish nationals allegedly intended to enter Israel illegally.

“Three Turkish citizens were detained by Israeli police when they tried to enter into Israel illegally from the southern part of Jordan," the statement read.

No details were provided about the Turks’ identities.

They were taken to Eilat Police Station for further investigation, the statement said. Israeli public radio reported that a police investigation “determined that they were not planning any attacks and not posing a threat to Israel."