The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Friday "recognizing Israel's right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza," a measure that it said reaffirms the United States' strong support for Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
The bill, which was sponsored by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, passed by a vote of 390 to 5.
The measure was passed on the 14th day of fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas militants in the Palestinian territory of Gaza. The Israeli military reported earlier Friday that it had attacked more than 70 targets, while more than 30 rockets were fired at the Jewish state. Read full article »