Footage shows troops using trebuchet to launch incendiaries at Lebanon

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Footage circulating on social media shows Israeli soldiers using a trebuchet to launch incendiaries at Lebanon, to set fires on the other side of the border.

The Lebanon border area has dense vegetation which poses a challenge to Israeli forces deployed to the area. It is believed such fires are intended to aid the army in identifying terrorists trying to infiltrate into Israel or carry out other attacks.

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