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Hamas fire rockets from crowded areas: Indian TV

English.news.cn   2014-08-06 15:27:50

NEW DELHI, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian militant group Hamas fired rockets toward Israel from densely populated zone in Gaza Tuesday morning, the minutes before the ceasefire with Israel started, an Indian TV channel reported Wednesday.

Hamas fired about 30 rockets all from densely populated areas in Gaza, according to the report by the NDTV.

Israel has argued that these rockets are fired from civilian areas, and this is why its retaliatory strikes can result in civilian casualties.

"One such rocket silo was 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," said the report sent by a crew deployed at Gaza.

The TV footage was shot from a window of the hotel and the faces of the men involved in firing the rocket were blurred.

"It began with a mysterious tent with a blue canopy that bobbed up yesterday (Aug. 4) at 6:30 a.m. 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," said the report.

"An hour later, they emerged, dismantled the tent, changed their clothes and walked away," according to the report showing footage of the men.

The report said Tuesday morning as the ceasefire was taking effect, the rocket next to the crew's hotel was fired.

"There was a loud explosion and a whooshing sound. The cloud of smoke that rose was captured by our cameraperson," it said.

Editor: xuxin
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