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Gaza Protests Anti-Islam Movie

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GAZA PROTESTS ANTIISLAM MOVIE
Palestinian men burn the US flag during a demonstration against a film deemed offensive to Islam, on September 12, 2012 in front of the United Nations headquarters in Gaza City. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/GettyImages) | Getty Images

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have burned American flags and chanted "Death to America," protesting an American film that mocks the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.

The protest Wednesday in Gaza City was sponsored by supporters of the Popular Resistance Committees, a militant group aligned with the ruling Hamas movement.

Some protesters carried swords, axes and black flags. They also used knives to cut posters of Morris Sadek, the Egyptian-born Christian who has promoted the film.

They chanted, "Shame on everyone who insults the prophet."

Hamas, the larger militant group that governs Gaza, also condemned the film.

Its religious affairs minister, Ismail Radwan, called it an "insult to the millions of Muslims all over the world."