A video of several men working underneath a blue tent erected in a civilian area in Gaza appears to show how some Hamas members fire their rocket attacks.
In a video released by NDTV, a reporter describes how a blue tent went up by where he and other civilians were staying, and that men were working underneath it for hours, according to NDTV.
Since Israel launched air strikes as part of its major offensive in early July, numerous civilians have been killed and injured in Gaza. Israeli officials have said that they started the air strikes in self-defense and that Hamas is using civilians as human shields. Israeli officials have also accused Hamas of firing rockets from civilian areas, endangering civilians in returning air strikes from Israel.
According to NDTV, the men left the tent, took it down and changed their clothes before leaving the area. A rocket was then reportedly launched from the site the next day. And yes, for those of you keeping track of timing, that would mean Hamas fired the rocket just before the agreed cease fire with Israel went into effect.
"...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."
And in case anyone is wondering why we haven't heard more reports like this, well:
"This report is being aired on NDTV and published on ndtv.com after our team left the Gaza strip - Hamas has not taken very kindly to any reporting of its rockets being fired."