Aziz Abu Sarah, a journalist and enterpreneur who lost his brother to the conflict, says he wants to be mayor for everyone—Palestinians and Jews alike.
They were made to stand in a covered area at the back of the compound.
Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the holy site, after a fraught diplomatic lead up to his trip.
With violence spreading beyond the West Bank and Jerusalem, Israelis' fears mount.
Israel's security cabinet made the announcement Wednesday following an emergency meeting.
Attacker also attempts to stab passerby on Jewish feast of Purim before being shot by police.
Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising.
Israelis are buying up apartments in a Palestinian district of East Jerusalem, protected by armed paramilitary police
Israel captured the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East War and annexed the city's eastern half in a move not recognized internationally.
Palestinians staged the protest after hearing a teenager had died from a head injury sustained in clashes with riot police last week