Israeli media pushes rumors on Nasrallah's health, then ridicules them
The Israeli occupation media mocked targeted rumors regarding Sayyed Nasrallah's health days after promoting them.
Several Israeli media outlets touched upon the speech of the Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, as soon as it began, interrupting their programs to transmit live clips of the speech.
Israeli Channel 13 commented on previous targeted rumors regarding Sayyed Nasrallah's health, stating that, "All previous rumors about Nasrallah's death, and all reports on social networks and elsewhere, were incorrect."
"We put here another disappointment on the table. Here, Nasrallah is giving a speech this evening," the media outlet added.
Hezi Simantov, a commentator on Arab affairs on the channel, said, "Nasrallah, at the beginning of his speech, did not mention Israel, but rather the Israeli media, while he was broadcasting live from Beirut."
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Simantov pointed out that "Nasrallah confirmed that there is no deterioration in his health condition," explaining that what was published are "rumors by the Israeli and Saudi media."
He continued, "The stroke and breathing using mechanical ventilators are all incorrect news."
Likewise, the Israeli Channel 12 anchor said: "Nasrallah has apparently recovered from the flu that afflicted him, and now he is speaking to a live broadcast while we are listening to him, and we will return to the points he addresses in that context."
Roi Kais, a commentator on Arab affairs on the Israeli Kan news channel, tweeted: "There are still people who take Ayoob Kara (former Knesset member) seriously," adding that "Nasrallah is alive, but his voice suffers from a bit of hoarseness."
In addition, the Arab affairs commentator on the Yedioth Ahronoth website, Daniel Salameh, asked mockingly: "What did we say about the problems Nasrallah suffers from? A coma? He was hypnotized, breathing on devices, and being treated by Iranian doctors? He had died? A reliable Lebanese source reported that he Had a stroke?"
Salameh continued, "Nasrallah is speaking during a televised speech at a gathering to commemorate the third anniversary of the assassination of Qassem Soleimani."
Israeli political affairs commentator Jackie Houji also sneered on Twitter, saying: "After being cured of cancer, a heart attack, a stroke, and also the flu, all in three days, Nasrallah appears live in a broadcasted speech, in which he says that the Netanyahu government is corrupt and extremist, and thus it is bringing Israel to its end.”
Sayyed Nasrallah reassured his audience, during a speech on the third anniversary of the martyrdom of Hajj Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, after what was circulated in the Israeli and Gulf media about his health condition, stressing that there is "no need for concern."