A PROTEST in solidarity with Palestine is set to go ahead this evening.

Protesters will gather at the Clock Tower, Brighton, at 6pm for an “emergency solidarity rally” for Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarah neighbourhood.

The Brighton and Hove Palestinian Solidarity Campaign has issued a public call out for members, supporters and the public to join their demonstration.

A poster for the event reads: “We must come together and show solidarity.

"If you are unaware of Israel’s’ erasure of Palestinians, take now as a chance to educate, agitate and organise.

"Make sure to wear a mask and keep apart from others.

"Bring banners, placards and wear black.”

The Argus: The protest is set to go ahead in Brighton this eveningThe protest is set to go ahead in Brighton this evening

Details have been shared by protest groups including Kill the Bill Brighton and Sussex Solidarity Network.

The protest has been organised after hundreds of Palestinians and about two dozen police officers were hurt amid the worst religious unrest in years.

At least 180 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli police at a Jerusalem holy site, Palestinian medics said, with 80 taken to hospital.

It came as police fired tear gas and stun grenades, some of them landing in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israeli police said Palestinians had hurled stones, chairs and other objects at officers and onto an adjoining road near the Western Wall, where thousands of Israeli Jews had gathered to pray.

In a statement, police alleged extremists were behind the violence and said they would “not allow extremists to harm the safety and security of the public”.

The latest violence at the mosque compound came after days of mounting tensions between Palestinians and Israeli authorities in the Old City of Jerusalem, the emotional ground zero of the conflict.

The holy site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, is considered the holiest site in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam.

The compound is the epicentre of the conflict and has been the trigger for rounds of Israel-Palestinian violence in the past.