An Indian camera team has managed to do what no other Western news organization has which is to film what is undoubtedly a Hamas rocket team covertly assemble a rocket launching pad in the midst of a civilian area. According to the NDTV report, containing video of the incident, the team also observed the rocket being fired:
August 05, 2014 Gaza: In the minutes before the ceasefire kicked in at Gaza this morning, Hamas fired a flurry of rockets towards Israel – 30 according to some counts.
Israel has argued that that these rockets are fired from civilian areas, and this is why its retaliatory strikes can result in civilian casualties.
But this morning, NDTV witnessed one such rocket silo being created under a tent right next to the hotel where our team was staying. Minutes later, we saw the rocket being fired, just before the 72-hour ceasefire came into effect.
It began with a mysterious tent with a blue canopy that bobbed up yesterday (August 4) at 6:30 am in an open patch of land next to our window. We saw three men making a multitude of journeys in and out of the tent, sometimes with wires.
An hour later, they emerged, dismantled the tent, changed their clothes and walked away.”
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The GMBDW reported yesterday on a Hamas tunnel-digging team in action and on the high technology supplied by Qatar for use in the tunnels.