President-elect Reuven Rivlin paid respects on Tuesday at the home of Muhammad Karaka, the 13-year-old boy who was killed in an attack on Israel from Syria on Sunday.
The Karaka's live in the lower Galilee village of Arrabe. Muhammad's father Fahmi, a contractor was wounded in the attack.
"Your son is the whole nation's son," Rivlin told the mourning father.
"I have come to express the condolences of all of the citizens of Israel, Jews, Druse, and Muslims," he said.
Rivlin stressed that Israel would not tolerate the harming of its citizens.