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No Hungarians die, injured in attacks against Israel

According to information by Hungarian authorities no Hungarian nationals have died or have been injured in the terrorist attacks against Israel, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Sunday afternoon, advising Hungarians against travelling to the country for the time being.
8. October 2023 19:09

He said Hungary’s diplomatic staff was staying in contact with 400 Hungarian nationals in Israel and kept them informed about the security situation and the situation at the Ben Gurion airport where several passengers have been stranded after the cancellation of most international flights.

Szijjarto said care was provided and assistance offered to a group of 90 Hungarian tourists stranded at Ben Gurion and contact maintained with another tourist group of 30 whose members are currently “in safe conditions”.

Hungarian authorities are also staying in contact with another 12 Hungarians in the Gaza Strip, he said.

Hungary’s foreign ministry and consular service staff are making all possible efforts to provide for the safety of all Hungarians, Szijjarto said, asking Hungarian nationals to register for consular protection.

Szijjarto reiterated that Hungary condemns terrorism, the terrorist attack against Israel and stands by Israel. “Israel can count on us in these difficult hours,” he said.

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