The Senate passed a resolution expressing support for Israel on the same night the country launched a ground offensive into the Gaza Strip.

Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP and Dems bitterly divided by immigration We are running out of time to protect Dreamers US trade deficit rises on record imports from China MORE (R-S.C.) authored S.Res. 498, which reaffirms Senate support for Israel, condemns unprovoked rocket fire and calls on Hamas to stop all rocket attacks on Israel.

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“The United States Senate is in Israel’s camp,” Graham said on the Senate floor Thursday.

Passage of the resolution came moments after Israel announced that it launched a ground offensive into the Gaza Strip, following a week of heavy rocket attacks from Hamas forces.

“Hamas must end its rocket and mortar attacks and recognize Israel’s right to exist,” Sen. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinDems demand Tillerson end State hiring freeze, consult with Congress Former New Mexico gov: Trump's foreign policy is getting 'criticized by everybody' Dems put hold on McFarland nomination over contradictory testimony: report MORE (D-Md.) said. “It cannot be allowed to continue its terrorist acts.”

Tensions have flared between Israel and Hamas since three Israeli teens were killed. A Palestinian teenager was found dead shortly after in what is believed to be retaliation.

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulLexington mayor launches bid for Congress Trump-free Kennedy Center Honors avoids politics Meet the Iran hawk who could be Trump's next secretary of State MORE (R-Ky.) supported the resolution, which passed through a unanimous consent agreement, but said, “I want more teeth in this.”

He called on the Senate to pass his bill, S. 2265, which would end all U.S. foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority until it kicks Hamas out of its unity government, among other things.

— Rebecca Shabad contributed to this article.