The scholars stressed that defending and liberating Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Israeli occupation is a duty. They called on Arab and Muslim scholars, institutions, and organizations to mark this week "through awareness-raising events, including lectures, seminars and TV programs."
They also called for cooperation between Muslim scholars and Palestinians to confront Israel's "Judaization" of Al-Aqsa and the holy city of Jerusalem al-Quds, the Middle East Monitor reported.
Israel has occupied all of Jerusalem al-Quds since June 1967, although its annexation of the city is not recognized under international law.
British NGO Friends of Al-Aqsa launched its annual "Aqsa Week" of solidarity events a few days ago.
This will coincide with the international "Jerusalem al-Quds Week" from 6 to 12 March.