"Israel is closely monitoring the volatile situation north of its border with Syria and accordingly readying itself to take military action should the necessity to do so arise.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has recently stated that his country would consider taking military action against Syria. The circumstances he outlined were ones that would see to Islamist extremists getting their hands on Syria's chemical weapons. The stockpile that the Assad regime has recently taken steps to ensure is secure in the war ravaged state. The stockpile of which the Syrian regime has also declared it has no intention of using on the opposition forces fighting inside Syria, but has said it may use if the country is attacked by an external force."