For me, he represents the face of evil. His nazi salute of the crowd (see photo) just clinches it.
Taking a step back, Sun Tzu said All warfare is based on deception." This general principle also applies to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Since 1974, the political and psychological aspects of the conflict have tremendous importance, perhaps even more than purely military considerations. Appearing as murderous fanatics on world TV is probably the last thing you'd want to do in order to win the hearts of minds of the wider public. What may seem like a Hezbollah victory today, may be viewed very differently tomorrow. This reminds me of a Zen Master story mentioned in the movie "Charlie's War".
Do you know the story of Zen Master and the little boy?
There was a little boy. On his 14th birthday, he gets a horse. Everybody in the village says "how wonderful, the boy got a horse" and the Zen Master says "we'll see." Two years later the boy falls off the horse and breaks his leg. Everybody in the village says "how terrible" and the Zen master says "we'll see." Then, a war breaks out, and all the young men have to go and fight. The boy can't because his leg is all messed up. Everybody in the village says "how wonderful" and the Zen Master says...