An Aqsa official appealed for calm on the compound through the mosque's loudspeakers.
At least 205 people were injured at Jerusalem's Al Aqsa mosque after Israeli police in riot gear clashed with Palestinians following evening prayers, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent.
The tensions have radiated across the region, with neighbouring Jordan warning Israel against further "provocative" steps, and Iran seizing on the sensitivities around Jerusalem and encouraging the violence. Israeli police said they had made 11 arrests.
Israeli border policemen were inspecting a bus of Palestinian workers crossing into Israel illegally when the terrorists opened fire; Israeli troops killed two members of the terror cell and critically wounded the third.
"Settlements are illegal under global law, and threaten prospects for a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict".
Sunday night is "Laylat al-Qadr" or the "Night of Destiny", the most sacred in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
According to Ir Amim, a left-wing human rights group focusing on Jerusalem, around 200 families in East Jerusalem are now under threat of eviction, with cases slowly marching through administrative bodies and Israeli courts.
But nationalist Jews have long sought to expand the Jewish presence in East Jerusalem's Palestinian neighborhoods - whether through covert purchases of Palestinian homes, court-ordered evictions, or the construction of de facto Jewish-only housing projects - creating settlement-like enclaves within the neighborhoods.
The Israeli expansion plan "undermines efforts to rebuild trust between the parties, following the positive resumption of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation", the five nations highlighted in their statement opposing the continued illegal construction of settlements on occupied Palestinian land.
The terror suspect, Muntasir Shalabi, 47, was arrested on Wednesday night in the central West Bank village of Silwad by Israeli security forces.
"We urge the government of Israel to reverse its decision to advance the construction of 540 settlement units in the Har Homa E area of the occupied West Bank, and to cease its policy of settlement expansion across the Occupied Palestinian Territories", reads the joint statement.
Ankara is ready to offer any support needed for elections to be held in Palestine in line with worldwide standards, said Cavusoglu.
In recent days, protesters have scuffled with police and settlers over the threatened eviction of dozens of Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in east Jerusalem.
The second straight night of protests in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood was fuelled by a years-long land dispute between Palestinians and illegal Jewish settlers in the strategic district near Jerusalem's Old City.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he "held (Israel) responsible for the risky developments and sinful attacks taking place in the holy city" and called on the U.N. Security Council to hold an urgent session on the issue.
The spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said the evictions, "if ordered and implemented, would violate Israel's obligations under global law" on East Jerusalem territory it captured and occupied, along with the West Bank, from neighbouring Jordan in 1967. The Palestinians want all three territories to form their future state and consider east Jerusalem their capital.
The United Nations called on Israel to halt all evictions in the neighborhood.
"We further call on Israel to respect freedom of expression on assembly, including with those who are protesting against the evictions, and to exercise maximum restraint in the use of force", he said.
"As we head into a sensitive period in the days ahead, it will be critical for all sides to ensure calm and act responsibly to deescalate tensions and avoid violent confrontation", Porter said.
Porter said the State Department was concerned in particular about the "potential eviction of Palestinian families in Silwan neighbourhood and Sheikh Jarrah".
The Jewish plaintiffs claimed their families lost the land during the war that accompanied Israel's creation in 1948, a conflict that also saw hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced from their homes.
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said Jordan had given the Palestinian Authority documents that he said showed the Sheikh Jarrah Palestinians were the "legitimate owners" of their homes.
The Islamic militant group Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, has egged on the violence, and Palestinian militants in Gaza have fired rockets in support of the protesters.
Earlier this week, the shadowy commander of Hamas' armed wing, Mohammed Deif, released his first public statement in seven years, in which he warned Israel it would pay a "heavy price" if it evicts Palestinians from their homes.