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Israeli police say thousands of officers will be deployed across Jerusalem's Old City tomorrow to keep the peace during Muslim prayers.
Large numbers of Palestinians are expected to make their way to the holy site on the first Friday in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The site has been a flashpoint of violence in the past, and tensions are exceptionally high after two Palestinian gunmen killed four Israelis in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.
Up to six others were wounded in the attack, at an open-air food market near the defence ministry and army headquarters.
A police commander said the two Palestinians behind the "harsh terror attack" had been "neutralised" at the scene.
One was arrested and the other was said to be in a stable condition after being taken to hospital for treatment.
It is believed the two men are cousins in their 20s and had been eating at one of the restaurants near the Sarona shopping complex when they opened fire.
The Israeli military says it will deploy two additional battalions in the West Bank on Friday in response to the shootings.
In a statement it said the decision had been taken "in accordance with situation assessments" and the troops would include infantry and elite reconnaissance units.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a statement saying he rejected "all operations that target civilians regardless of the source and their justification".
Earlier, the military said it had revoked most permits for Palestinians to visit Israel and travel abroad during Ramadan as a precautionary measure.
The Israeli defence body COGAT said Palestinians were also being prevented from leaving and entering the West Bank village of Yatta, where the suspected attackers came from.
In a further reprisal, Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has announced the bodies of Palestinians killed while carrying out attacks will no longer be returned for burial.
Israeli officials have long argued attackers' funerals often turn into rallies that promote further violence.
Meanwhile, friends and colleagues have been remembering one of the victims, university professor Michael Feige.
Mr Feige was a professor of sociology and anthropology of Israeli society at Ben-Gurion University and an award-winning author.
In a statement, colleagues said they were "stunned" by his "incomprehensible loss".
"Michael was a friend, scholar and teacher," they said, and "above all ... the incarnation of a man of reason, tolerance and peace."
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