Hezbollah on Thursday warned that the Shiite group would "cut off the hand" of anyone who tried to arrest any of its partisans over the 2005 assassination of Lebanon's ex-premier Rafiq Hariri.http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iOnwNiJOOz21Im1kBNnEltrBR3gA?docId=CNG.c475d315dd94dc3d274371ac27c49236.771
. . . Nasrallah's speech was the latest move in an increasingly heated campaign Hezbollah has launched to fend off the anticipated STL accusation against high-ranking members in connection with the killing of Hariri and 22 others in a Beirut bombing on February 14, 2005.
Nasrallah has warned that further Lebanese cooperation with the court would be tantamount to an attack on his powerful group.
In negotiations to resolve their dispute with Israel, Obama has taken Hezbollah's side.