At the time, Netanyahu said on his Facebook page that he made the gesture in part because of the deteriorating situation in Syria.
A recent report from Sky News quoted an unnamed Libyan hospital source suggesting his condition may be deteriorating.
She also tracks his deteriorating health through the harrowing videos of the captives regularly released by the Nusra Front.
1640s (as a past participle adjective, 1570s), from Late Latin deterioratus, past participle of deteriorare "get worse, make worse," from Latin deterior "worse, lower, inferior, meaner," contrastive of *deter "bad, lower," from PIE *de-tero-, from demonstrative stem *de- (see de). Originally transitive in English; intransitive sense is from 1758. Related: Deteriorated; deteriorating.
deteriorate de·te·ri·o·rate (dĭ-tēr'ē-ə-rāt')
v. de·te·ri·o·rat·ed, de·te·ri·o·rat·ing, de·te·ri·o·rates
To grow worse in function or condition.
To weaken or disintegrate.