Clashes erupted outside Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday as Israeli authorities implemented new security measures at the mosque entrance.
Police have been gradually reopening the site.
It all took place on the day the Palestinian Authority's Fatah faction called for a "Day of Rage".
In the aftermath of the attack, Israeli police detained for questioning the grand mufti of Jerusalem.
But police warned Temple Mount activists not to push the boundaries too far and said they would enforce the law, regardless of Muslims' presence on the Mount.
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In a statement on his official Facebook page, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid tribute to the slain police officers, naming them as Haiel Sitawe, 30, father to a 3-week old son, and Kamil Shnaan, 22. It follows days of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police near the site, which is holy to both Jews and Muslims.
The site in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem is revered by Jews and Muslims alike, and is the scene of tensions between the two faiths.
Previously, Israel had removed the metal detectors at the behest of the Waqf and its Jordanian overseers. The three Israeli Arabs from the northern town of Umm al-Fahm who carried out the attack all held identity cards, allowing them the same freedom of movement as anyone else.
Speaking to The Media Line, Jamal Muhaisen, a member of Fatah's Central Committee, said that protests are planned all over the West Bank, "the first of many escalating steps we will take if Israel does not remove the electronic gates".
"We expected everyone to help restore calm", he said.
Jerusalem's top Muslim cleric has called on all of the city's mosques to be closed on Friday to protest new Israeli security measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. "The Muslim Brotherhood calls upon the sons of the Islamic Umma (nation), its Ulema (Muslim religious scholars), figures and blocs for an Intifada in order to stop the (alleged Israeli) violations of holy sites." the Brotherhood wrote on its official Arabic-language website and translated by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT). Worshippers were asked to pray in the streets rather than submit to the new security procedures.