As to be expected, some in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party harshly criticized Israel's response.
Three Muslim lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives released a joint statement characterizing the violence Monday as "attacks on Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan".
On Thursday night, the IDF launched a massive bombardment on a large number of targets in the northern Gaza Strip around midnight, using both ground and air forces, the military said. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and André Carson (D-Ind.). More than 320 people have been wounded, including women and children. Everyone, regardless of their faith, deserves refuge and peace in their places of worship.
Confusion reigned when, as the violence intensified, Israel said it was carrying out an attack "in the Gaza Strip".
Mr Netanyahu said Palestinian militias "have paid, and I tell you here will pay a heavy price for their aggression" and added ominously: "The campaign will take time".
The Israeli raids on Gaza come after weeks of mounting tension over the looming forced expulsion of Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah, a Palestinian neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem that Jewish settlers have been trying to expel them from for decades.
The three members of Congress called this potential court action a direct violation of global law, the Geneva Convention and basic human rights.
Currently, there are a combined 470 South Koreans in Israel and in the State of Palestine, according to the ministry.
"I am extremely concerned by the growing conflict in Israel and Palestine".
"We believe that Israelis and Palestinians deserve equal measures of freedom, security, dignity and prosperity", Mr Blinken said.
Mellman dismissed this, saying that their views do not represent the majority of Democrats.
But he said Israel had a "legitimate right to self-defence" in the face of Hamas rocket attacks. As comments from members of Congress rolled in, AIPAC retweeted its own tweets and statements.
Brigadier-General Hidai Zilberman, the Israeli military's chief spokesman, said attacks on militants' rocket production and launching sites were "disrupting Hamas' activities", but still not to the point of stopping the barrages.
"We are doing that, and we will continue to do that with heavy force".
"The barrage of rocket attacks from Hamas are terrorism and no country should have to tolerate this kind of threat against its population. These brazen acts threaten the safety & security of Israelis & Palestinians", wrote Sen. "If, by standing up to the injustices there, it will prompt us to stand up to the injustices here".
And Britain's Stop the War Coalition's Lindsey German said: "Israel increasingly finds itself under a strengthening siege of public opinion from across the globe that rejects its blatant, brutal subjugation of the Palestinians". Mitt Romney (R-Utah).
The volleys of over 1,750 missiles fired into Israeli territory by Palestinian terrorist groups since fighting began Monday has included at least 300 errant rockets - falling short within the Gaza Strip and causing casualties that Hamas officials have blamed on Israel, according to the IDF.
With the conflict showing no signs of easing, Israel has been rocked by an unprecedented wave of mob violence, in which both Arabs and Jews have been savagely beaten and police stations attacked. "It must stop immediately".
Twenty-four people, including children and militants, are reported dead after Israeli air strikes in Gaza that began Monday night.
Hundreds of rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defence system. "Israel has every right to defend itself against Hamas", DeSantis told reporters Wednesday. "Our ally Israel has a right to defend themselves, and what's going on by Hamas is an absolute disgrace". "It is incumbent on all sides to refrain from provocations that inflame an already volatile situation, and we implore Israelis and Palestinians to restore calm".
Palestinians saw the barriers as a restriction on their freedom to assemble. "It is long past time we finally take action to protect Palestinian human rights and save lives".