US lawmakers have passed a unanimous resolution in Israel's support and strongly criticized Hamas. A bipartisan statement by senators from both parties expressed "solidarity with Israel during this deeply challenging period," and denounced "the reprehensible and indiscriminate rocket attacks launched by Hamas and Islamic Jihad against innocent Israeli citizens."
All sides share some blame, says Leslie Gelb in the Daily Beast. But he primarily faults Hamas for pelting Israel with rockets all year. Hamas has claimed credit for all of the rockets, even if they didn't fire them, and in the process did a great disservice to their people.