A senior Hezbollah official accused opposition March 14 parties Sunday of promoting the United States’ and Israel’s demands with their repeated calls for the party to hand over its arms to the Lebanese authorities. “The March 14 team is demanding from Hezbollah what America and Israel are demanding. Their speeches outdo the Israeli discourse in allegations, lies and attempts to blackmail the resistance and distort its reputation,” Sheikh Nabil Qaouk, deputy head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council, told a rally in the southern town of Blida near the border with Israel. Referring to parcels of Lebanese lands still under Israeli occupation in the south, he said: “They wish that the Shebaa Farms and Kfar Shuba hills are not Lebanese because they do not want the resistance.” Reiterating Hezbollah’s commitment to armed struggle to liberate Lebanese land and defend the country against a possible Israeli attack, Qaouk said: “The price for the March 14 team’s targeting of the resistance is paid by the Arabs. Arab spending is increasing as we approach the parliamentary elections through which they want to regain power and target the resistance.