President Shimon Peres stated, "What happens in Syria will determine the fate of the northern Galilee region, and therefore this area must be the center of attention of heads of government. Israel must think today how to provide protection to the Galilee." He made the statement at a conference for development of the Galilee region held in Nahariya.
The fighting between the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebel leaders continues. Syria is Israel’s neighbor to the north.