Palestinian police inspect the French Cultural Centre in Gaza City after two explosions caused a fire. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS

Officials at the centre say no one was in the building at the time of the explosion and that most of the damage was in the facility’s restaurant.

An explosion has rocked the French Cultural Centre in Gaza City, causing some damage but no casualties.

Gaza police say they are investigating the blast, which occurred on Tuesday night.

Officials at the centre say no one was in the building at the time of the explosion and that most of the damage was in the facility’s restaurant.

The French Cultural Centre in Gaza conducts French language courses and transfers visa applications for France from local residents to the French Consulate in Jerusalem for processing.

Gaza was hit hard in a 50-day war this summer between Israel and Hamas. The deadly conflict also destroyed or damaged more than 60,000 homes and more than 5,000 businesses, according to joint assessments by the Palestinian government and the United Nations.

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