Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reiterated Thursday that Israel was carefully following the developments in Syria, and will do everything necessary to fend off any potential threats from the north.
Netanyahu's comments came at a ceremony for new Air Force cadets at the Hatzerim air base in the Negev.
"Everyone sees what is happening in Syria," he said. "The Syrian air force hits hundreds of Syrian civilians and doesn't resist using any means. Israel is following the developments in Syria and will do everything against that – or any – threat."
Netanyahu told the cadets that they have now become a part of "Israel's long arm."