Watch Hamas Assemble, Disguise and Fire A Rocket In Rare Footage

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Lauren Burgoon
Aug. 5, 2014: Hamas militants fired the rocket only minutes before the 72-hour cease-fire went into effect.

An Indian news crew in Gaza captured rare footage of Hamas militants stealthily armed and disguising a rocket they later fired at Israel. 

A team from NDTV, an Indian news channel, spotted the rocket building in action on Monday morning. Hamas militants hid under a tent just outside a hotel and amid a busy city center. 

"It also establishes something that Hamas has always been accused of -- that they actually use densely populated, civilian areas to fire their rockets," reporter Sreenivasan Jain said. "If Hamas does fire a rocket from here, it will have immediate consequences for everyone around here."

Hamas did fire the rocket Tuesday, just minutes before the 72-hour cease-fire went into effect.