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August 5, 2014 12:20 pm

Indian TV Reporter Films Hamas Launching Missiles Outside Gaza Hotel Minutes Before Cease-Fire (VIDEO)

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NDTV's recording of a Hamas rocket being assembled and launched from outside the window of their Gaza hotel, in a residential neighborhood, minutes before the start of a cease-fire. Photo: NDTV / Screenshot.

NDTV's recording of a Hamas rocket being assembled and launched from outside the window of their Gaza hotel, in a residential neighborhood, minutes before the start of a cease-fire. Photo: NDTV / Screenshot.

India’s NDTV on Tuesday broadcast footage of a group of Hamas militants, gathered outside the television crew’s hotel and hiding under a blue tarp, where they were assembling rockets they launched at Israel from the residential Gazan neighborhood minutes before a cease-fire began.

NDTV reporter Sreenivasan Jain said: “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.”

NDTV’s Jain said the tent was set-up the day before and three Hamas members returned on Tuesday to assemble the rockets over the course of an hour before setting them off.

Fearing for their own lives, the NDTV team left Gaza before posting the report.

Jain said,”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.”

He added that just “as we reported the devastating consequences of Israel’s offensive on Gaza’s civilians, it is equally important to report on how Hamas places those very civilians at risk by firing rockets deep from the heart of civilian zones.”

Watch NDTV’s recording of a Hamas rocket strike.

“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.”

NDTV’s Jain said the tent was set-up the day before and three Hamas members returned on Tuesday to assemble the rockets over the course of an hour before setting them off.

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  • Predictably, although Israel is winning the battles, she is suffering unfair condemnation—not only in Europe, but here in America, especially with the likes of the NY Times and CNN. It was quite refreshing for me to hear Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, in an interview with Erin Burnett, call out CNN’s coverage of the conflict in Gaza as irresponsible and one-sided, citing its coverage of a UN run school wherein 16 children were killed. As Dermer pointed out, CNN failed to mention that there were missiles stored in UN schools and that Israel warned them to vacate! Dermer castigated CNN’s one-sided reporting as a “disservice to its viewers.”

    It’s unbelievable to note that when the UN discovered missiles in their schools—what did they do with them?—they handed them over to Hamas! Hamas, who targets school children with their missiles and terrorist attacks! We don’t know exactly what happened at that school, but it is entirely possible that the missile that hit it was fired by Hamas, landing short of its target as other rockets had.

    It seems that no matter the provocation, Israel is condemned. Hamas launches over 2,000 missiles and Obama and the EU demand restraint! Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman points out that there was not a single condemnation of the killing of 3,000 Palestinians in the Yarmuk refugee camp in Syria. And very little was said about the Christians of Mosul in northern Iraq that were given 24 hours by ISIS to convert, leave, or die. A church dating back 1800 years, before the advent of Islam, was then burned to the ground. The Western media were too busy decrying the “massacre” in Gaza.

    I would suggest to place modern video cameras on each IDF tank and rocket and keep continues surveillance of UN facilities, hospitals, etc. sensitive places using satellites, air support and drones. This could make IDF info about Hamas provocateurs operating at UN facility’s vicinities much more substantial. Cameras are widely used by aircrafts since WWII and their application could be broaden to support truth. E.g., IDF radar’s photos with corresponding interpretation showing that Hamas (rather than IDF) rockets hit hospital and beach camp should be broadcast each hour .

    Another holocaust is possible. If it happened once it can happen again. Thank G-d we have Israel. We need to do everything possible to keep Israel militarily strong. Jews get out of Europe. There can be no compromise regarding Israel nor can we depend on the good will of others. This unfortunately is a lesson that many Jews have never learned. Never forget, never forgive never again.

    RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

    . Where is our President Obama as our foreign policy has turned into a complete disaster.

    Video of Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg SAYS: President Obama, You Have Some Nerve:.

    Video is on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig8c795KymA

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