After the EU called for a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, State Secretary Tamás Menczer said Israel is under attack by a terrorist organization, so it has the right to defend itself.
On Tuesday, Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign policy chief, called for a ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians and for humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. In a videoconference, EU foreign ministers set out a common statement supported by 26 of the 27 member states, with Hungary refusing to back it.
According to MTI, Menczer said Hungary resisted endorsing the EU statement because it was “excessively one-sided and failed to reflect the real situation”. “We reject any position that puts responsibility on Israel for the situation … just as we reject any position that regards Israel and the Hamas terrorist group as equals, or which regards the latter as legitimate,” Menczer said. “In the current situation it must be made clear that the various Palestinian terrorists groups must immediately stop their rocket attacks,” he said.