The House on Friday passed a resolution by unanimous consent to express U.S. support for Israel after rocket attacks from the terrorist group Hamas. 

Rockets launched into Israel were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome system near parts of Tel Aviv. Israel's Defense Forces said that it had hit 160 terrorist targets in Gaza overnight on Wednesday. At least 44 people died in those attacks, according to reports.

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Violence in the Middle East has escalated recently after the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers were found and a Palestinian teen was killed in an attack believed to be retaliatory.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed RoyceEdward (Ed) Randall RoyceLawmakers introduce measure condemning Turkish violence in DC GOP chairman warns of 'creeping authoritarianism' in Turkey GOP rep calls for management overhaul at TSA MORE (R-Calif.) said the resolution supported the U.S. commitment to Israel.

"Today, the House reaffirmed its support for Israel to take all necessary and appropriate action to defend its citizens," Royce said in a statement. "With these threats arrayed against Israel, we will continue [to] stand with the Israeli people."

Outgoing House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorTop Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling to retire after end of current term A tyranny of the minority is raising your health care costs MORE (R-Va.), the only Jewish Republican in Congress, said that the U.S. should condemn Iran for its role in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

"I call on the Obama administration to dispense with the fantasy that Iranian President Rouhani is a reformer and acknowledge the Iranian regime for what it is: the world's most active state sponsor of terrorism and a driver of regional instability," Cantor said.