Hungary's parliament approved on Wednesday a political statement sponsored by the ruling Fidesz party condemning the terrorist attack by Hamas on Israel and expressing sympathy with those who suffered in the attacks and lost their loved ones.
According to the numbers, 168 MPs voted for the motion, two against, while there were four abstentions. The declaration also recognises Israel’s right to self-defence. It further states that “crowds” entering Europe infiltrated by Hamas and other terrorists severely endangered European security and was a “direct result” of its “irresponsible and flawed” migration policy. In addition, it states that Hungary is defending its borders against illegal migration with physical and legal border closures and declares the expectation that the EU should support its border protection efforts to bar terrorists from entering Europe. Yacov Hadas-Handelsman, Israel’s ambassador to Hungary, was present at the session.