"The people of the United States are heartbroken that terrorists brutally gunned down two Israeli police officers", said Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
Hundreds of Muslim worshippers have visited a Jerusalem holy site after Israel reopened the compound following a rare closure in response to a deadly shooting last week.
The video appears to show Israeli forces responding to the scene of the crime. It was one of the most serious attacks in the area in years.
A police statement said one person was arrested for rioting.
Just hours before Muslim Friday prayers, Israeli authorities then shut the compound down citing security concerns this incident happened in the compound of the temple.
Muslim men praying near the metal detectors that were placed outside the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City ahead of its reopening on Sunday, July 16. The police pursued and killed the assailants. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hailed the policemen as heroes who prevented a larger massacre.
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In that time, Israeli forces have killed more than 254 Palestinians, a lot of them said by Israel to be attackers. He added that Israelis can not be dragged into a "bloody war" as a result of the terrorists' actions. "I sent them a hug from every citizen of Israel and participation in their terrible grief", Netanyahu said.
On the other hand, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has indicated that the mosque will stay closed until at least Sunday while security was assessed, rubbishing Jordan's criticism.
The guards were from the minority Druze population.
Police spent the two days of the Temple Mount closure searching the site for weapons, and reportedly removed their shoes when they entered the holy site to conduct their searches. They pray at the western wall of the compound, which is considered the holiest site for Jews.
Friday's shooting from inside the walled compound in Jerusalem's Old City killed two Israeli policemen.
"Israel's inflammatory act has stirred up the anger of Muslims all over the world as the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the first "kiblat" (direction) in Islam and the third holy mosque for Muslims after Masjidil Haram in Makkah and the Nabawi Mosque in Madinah, Saudi Arabia".