Israeli soldiers on the northern border have been seen using a medieval catapult-like weapon to shoot flaming projectiles into Lebanon, igniting plantations to prevent Hezbollah fighters from infiltrating into the south.

Footage widely shared on social media shows the soldiers loading a trebuchet and flinging fireballs into Lebanese territory. “This is a local initiative and not a tool that is widely used,” the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement, denying that this is a widely adopted tactic by the forces.

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    1 month ago

    I am by far not an expert on this matter, but my understanding is that if people started becoming vocal about that, it’s because most people did not really care or know about the situation until Oct 7, and were bathed in a swarm of news articles since then. It’s hard not to have an opinion on something you know nothing about when you hear about it daily.