IDF reservists built a trebuchet to burn vegetation on the Lebanese border, targeting areas where Hezbollah militants might be hiding. The medieval device uses incendiary projectiles.

The date of the trebuchet's combat use is unclear, but Ynet reports that the IDF command opposed such actions, as well as the burning of houses in Gaza where terrorists might be located.

Trebuchets originated in ancient China and spread to Europe in the Middle Ages, primarily used during sieges to break walls and start fires in cities or castles.