WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) sponsored a resolution expressing support for the State of Israel as it defends itself against unprovoked attacks from the Hamas terrorist organization. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) are the authors of the measure.

The resolution:

• Reaffirms the United States' support for Israel's right to defend its citizens and ensure the survival of the State of Israel;

• Condemns the unprovoked rocket fire at Israel;

• Calls on Hamas to immediately cease all rocket and other attacks against Israel; and

• Calls on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to dissolve the unity governing arrangement with Hamas and condemn the attacks on Israel.