Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri and Media Advisor Housam Shaker said Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s claims that Israel “hit Hamas with a deadly blow” are desperate attempts to cover up Israel’s defeat and the state of despair overwhelming the occupation’s “towers of strength” after years of arrogance.
Abu Zuhri said in a statement on Wednesday that Netanyahu’s claims that none of Hamas’s truce terms have been met stand in sharp contrast with the bonds of the truce deal.
It is high time Israelis recognized the fact that it was Netanyahu who eventually ended up abiding by Hamas’s position, he added.
A concoction of incurable wounds and paradoxical emotions was detected in an analysis of the body language of the Israeli leaders, conducted by Media Advisor Housam Shaker, during what came to be known as the “Conference of Defeat,” held on Wednesday.
It was quite obvious from the way the speeches were delivered that a state of unprecedented exhaustion and psychological disorder overwhelmed the Israeli leaders, the study found out.
Shaker highlighted the state of confusion with which Israeli PM Netanyahu, War Minister, Moshe Ya’alon, and Chief of Staff, Benny Gantz, appeared on stage.
Netanyahu’s tone dog-tired during his “speech of condolence:”
Shaker said, “A remarkable overtiredness featured on Netanyahu’s face during the belated conference. His puffy eyes and cheeks reminded us of the same face with which Netanyahu reacted when he was taken aback by the knack and professionalism of the Palestinian resistance since the first week of the Gaza offensive, already”.
As Netanyahu is forced to lower his head to recite the sentences jotted down on his pre-written sheet, a message of despair is transmitted to the audience, prefiguring a nearby breakdown.
The discrepancy between the body language and Netanyahu’s none-sense sermons had grown so deep that the latter became unable to react except by head shakes, as if by doing so he seemed to mimic a feeble contestant sipping the cup of his own overthrow.
Netanyahu’s body moves have gone out of control as he gave a round of claps to his so-called “heroic soldiers,” pointing with head, rather than his hand, at Ya’alon and Gantz, as if his hands and arms were, themselves, turning down their beholder’s cry for help.
Netanyahu’s speech has gone well beyond and above its initially delineated plan. What has started off as a sign of triumph and mastery has unexpectedly metamorphosed into one of defeat. When Netanyahu said “mission accomplished” his chin was lifted up as if his own body were striving to both conceal and absorb a sort of internal and unfathomable pain.
When Netanyahu claimed “We hit Hamas with a fatal blow” his body fell back and his limbs betrayed him, forcing the “biggest loser” to lower his head, time and again.
Things have turned out most tragic for Netanyahu as he mourned the casualties of the occupation army. The latter’s eye-pupils moved up and down in a hysterically ovular movement that reflected very much a hidden state of panic.
Perhaps the mourning sections of the sermon were the only moments when a spirit of cohesion had come into view, inciting the audiences’ imagination into visualizing the speech as one of self-commiseration, read out loud by a leadership whose future is as gloomy and insecure as the thunderstorms of a raging autumn.
It sounds weird, so weird that a “winning” premier pays little, if any, heed to his co-war partners (Gantz and Ya’alon), hardly, if ever, thinking of hailing them or even shaking hands with them in such a supposedly official celebration.
Evident as it has been, things have turned out tragic both for and between the Israeli leading trio.
Netanyahu’s feigned self-esteem came out most perceptibly as he kept lowering his head.
Ya’alon’s choreography had been no less topsy-turvy and ironic, despite the latter’s attempts to diffuse an otherwise impression.
As soon as Ya’alon initiated talks on the “achievements” of his occupation army, his eyes wandered off in all directions as if he were in a state of emotional confusion that quite paradoxically overturned the projected textual signification of the present script.
His vision had been hovering in the nowhere, daydreaming, moving up and down in a state of existential nothingness that stands in sharp contrast with the outspoken fragments, and brings Ya’alon claimed authenticity into disrepute.
Ya’alon kept reiterating groundless slogans and sayings, regurgitating a mere string of redundant fragments. His speech carried the symptoms of a schizophrenia, making the gap between Ya’alon’s intentions and of his de-facto performance, whose inherently artificial and pathetic essence already spoke for itself, all the more apparent.
The alleged “blow” with which Israel claimed to rock Hamas turned out to be nothing more than a scar on Israel’s face, a psychopathic projection of some sort of a repressed complex.
Gantz on the verge of an existential breakdown
Gantz’s body posture gave the impression of a cast-off figure, some sort of an extraterrestrial creature who could never fit in anywhere on Earth and, thus, clung to his chair, hiding half of his face behind his shaky hands.
Long-necked and red-faced Gantz laid his quivering fingers on his front neck, in an out-of-context gesture that sounds weird enough at such a, supposedly, historical stage of his career and in front of such bulks of bystanders.
The neck, a motive for life-generation, develops, for Gantz, into an epitome of life-degeneration, cropping up in the most matter-of-life-or death moments, during which the latter seemed to foreshadow his imminent demise.
His mounting thirst for water, materializing as soon as Ya’alon gave him a round of claps, reveals a state of unparalleled psycho-physical restlessness. When Ya’alon rushed to the cup, sipping water and hiding his entire face behind it, he seemed to take refuge in the “drinking process” the occasion quite urgently gave room to.
Moments after the “sip-of-water-scene,” Gantz was forced to tap his eyebrows, reinforcing even further the cacophonic tempo of his choreography.
This is how such Israeli “towers of strength” staged their show during a belated conference that came long after a series of “victory speeches” delivered the one after the other by Palestinian leaders. Israelis have obviously failed to transmit a message of self-confidence and psycho-moral cohesion, proving to themselves and the world that they have been dragged into a state of defeat that no words, sermons, or recitals could perhaps reverberate, not even “well-weaved theatrical performances.”
In a moment of truth, curtains were ultimately brought down after 50 days of farcical pomposity.