Hizbullah: Israel killed Hariri to eject Syria from Lebanon

Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah placed the responsibility for the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri squarely on the shoulders of Israel at a press conference in Beirut on Monday.
According to the Hizbullah leader, Israel's goal all along was to find a way to force Syria, Hizbullah's patron, out of Lebanon and blaming the death of Hariri on Hizbullah was the means to achieving that goal.
Nasrallah blamed Israel for first attempting to open a rift between the Sunni supporters of Hariri and the Shi'ite Hizbullah in 1993 by telling Hariri that Hizbullah was attempting to have him killed.