"Israel has been gradually restricting Al-Aqsa", she said, adding the country was "in search of ways to expand its presence", and "establish hegemony on Palestinian land".
Extra police stood guard throughout the walled Old City, some wearing riot gear, some on horseback, in anticipation of mass protests. But aside from a few hotspots where Palestinian protesters briefly clashed with Israeli forces, serious violence did not recur.
One Palestinian on Thursday succumbed to injuries received earlier this week in clashes with Israeli forces around Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, Palestine's Health Ministry announced.
Violent clashes have erupted anew between Israeli security forces and Palestinians outside the Lion's Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, near a flashpoint holy site.
The situation in Jerusalem sharply deteriorated after July 14, when three armed Palestinians killed two Israeli military in the area of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem.
"If this does not happen because of legal interpretation, I will work to legislate the required laws in order to remove Al-Jazeera from Israel", Netanyahu added. The buildings also had tear gas released in them, except for Qibli, which was barricaded by worshipers, and has led to an Israeli siege of the site.
Elsewhere in Israel Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the death penalty for a Palestinian man who sneaked into a West Bank settlement home last week and killed three Israelis. Police said that one police officer was wounded.
"East Jerusalem is the capital of the Palestinian state", the organisation said, expressing its "rejection and condemnation of all measures by the occupying force to diminish Palestinian rights of sovereignty over it".
The measures taken include banning Muslim men under the age of 50 from the compound, installing security cameras, and deploying thousands of officers around the compound.
Shoukry said that Egypt has been in contact with the concerned parties to help defuse the tension. Instead, they opted to put advanced surveillance cameras in the place of the removed items.
Mr Greenblatt said the calm would "create the best opportunity to return to dialogue and the pursuit of peace". Jews pray at the Western Wall at the foot of the elevated plaza.
The shrine has been at the centre of a stand-off over recent security measures introduced at the site by Israel, which have since been removed.