Palestinian Salafists, a fundamentalist Islamic movement, protested outside the French Cultural Centre in Gaza on Monday, in anger at caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad published in the satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo.
Protesters set fire to French flags and carried banners condemning the use of the images of the Prophet Muhammad.
One protester held a sign in support of the recent attacks in Paris, reading: "Amedy Coulibaly (the third gunman in the Paris attacks) took the revenge of the Prophet Muhammad".
Security forces were called in to control the crowd, and later could be seen standing guard outside the French Cultural Centre.
Charlie Hebdo's latest issue, which depicts a cartoon image of the Prophet Muhammad crying, has set of a groundswell of popular antagonism across Europe against radical Islam, and protests against the images across the Muslim world that have underscored vast cultural differences.
According to mainstream Islamic tradition, any physical depiction of the Prophet Muhammad - even a respectful one - is considered blasphemous.