Activists are set to take to the streets to call for an immediate ceasefire in the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict.

More than 9,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza so far since war broke out last month, with another 1,400 people killed in Israel - mainly civilians killed during the initial attack by militants.

Israeli troops have tightened an encirclement of Gaza City, the focus of Israel’s campaign to crush the enclave’s ruling Hamas group.

Pro-Palestinian protesters are expected to take part in a march through Hove on Sunday, assembling at Palmeira Square at midday before heading to the Peace Statue on the seafront.

The demonstration comes around a week before tens of thousands of demonstrators will head to London on Armistice Day on November 11 to call for an immediate ceasefire in Israel’s assault on Gaza.

A spokesman for the Brighton and Hove Palestine Solidarity Campaign said: “In the run-up to the London march for Palestine on November 11, we are calling on all local people and communities to join a march through the city on November 5.

“With the death toll in Gaza, according to the UN, now approaching 10,000 - one third of whom are children, it is time to demand an immediate ceasefire.

“We share the grave concerns of the director of the New York office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights who, in his resignation of October 31, described the war on Gaza and Palestine as a “textbook case of genocide”.

“We have been heartened by the support from hundreds of local residents who have joined us for vigils over the last three Sundays, calling for an end to the slaughter and ethnic cleansing happening, not just in Gaza but throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

“People of conscience should not be silent. We ask them to join us on Sunday to demand an immediate ceasefire and full access for urgent medical and humanitarian aid, an end to the 75-year occupation and an end to Israeli apartheid.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has previously ruled out a ceasefire and said: “We are advancing… nothing will stop us”.

He has vowed to destroy Hamas rule in the Gaza Strip following attacks by militants on October 7.

The Friends of Al-Aqsa group, organisers of the London march on Armistice Day, have vowed to avoid the Cenotaph war memorial at Whitehall - the focus of the nation’s remembrance events.

A spokesman for the group said: “We definitely will not be at the Cenotaph. We understand the sensitivity of the date.”

The Metropolitan Police has vowed to use all its powers to stop disruption of commemorations amid fears the march could disrupt the two-minute silence commemorating the war dead.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “This is a weekend with huge national significance. We will use all the powers available to us to ensure anyone intent on disrupting it will not succeed.”