1. Various of Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto at site that was hit by Gaza rocket
2. Szijjarto and Ashkenazi walking toward microphones
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Peter Szijjarto, Hungarian Foreign Minister:
"Hungary is the friend of Israel, and the Hungarian people consider Israeli people as friends as well. A couple of weeks ago, Israel was attacked by a terrorist organization. Multiple thousands of rockets were launched on the populated areas, which is definitely unacceptable. And it's more than obvious, it's natural that we stand with our friends in such kind of cases."
4. Damage to buildings from rocket
5. Ashkenazi and Szijjarto at site that was hit by Gaza rocket
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Peter Szijjarto, Hungarian Foreign Minister:
"We, Hungarians, are in favour of strengthening the relationship between the European Union and Israel. That's why we urge the convening of the Association Council, which has not taken place for the last nine years unfortunately. We are in favour of putting together the partnership priorities and we are in favour of strengthening the sectorial cooperation between Israel and the European Union. I regret to say that that there is no clear majority in the European Union behind this proposal of ours. Even the situation is a little bit worse than that. Since illegal immigration was hitting the European Union, a modern age anti-Semitism has been unfortunately spread in the western part of Europe. And during the rallies and demonstrations of the recent weeks, we have seen the phenomenon of anti-Semitism appearing again, and this is to a great concern."
"I must tell you that it's not surprising to us, and Hungary is a strong friend of Israel through the entire year, not just during this operation. They support us in such an operation as well (as) in the international arena, be it in the U.N. Security Council, the General Assembly and other arenas. I think we really appreciate it. And on behalf of my government and the Israeli people, we want to thank you for your support."
Hungary's foreign minister said his country was a "friend of Israel", while touring a site damaged by rockets fired from Gaza toward central Israel.
The visit came amid a fragile truce between Israel and Hamas' militant rulers in the Gaza Strip after an 11-day war that killed more than 250 people, most of them Palestinian.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto visited on Tuesday a site in central Israel that was hit by a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip during last month's 11-day war.
"Hungary is the friend of Israel, and the Hungarian people consider Israeli people as friends as well," said Szijjarto.
The recent war saw Israel unleash hundreds of airstrikes across Gaza at what it said were Hamas militant targets.
Hamas and other armed groups fired more than 4,000 rockets toward Israel, most of which were intercepted or landed in open areas.
"Israel was attacked by a terrorist organization. Multiple thousands of rockets were launched on the populated areas," Szijjarto said, adding that this was "definitely unacceptable".
At least 243 Palestinians were killed in the war, along with 12 people in Israel.
Szijjarto toured a residential building in Petah Tikva accompanied by his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi.
"On behalf of my government and the Israeli people, we want to thank you for your support," Ashkenazi said.
The war brought life in much of Israel to a standstill and caused widespread destruction in the Gaza Strip.
The war, which was halted by a ceasefire on May 21, was triggered by weeks of protests and clashes in Jerusalem over Israel's policing of a flashpoint holy site and efforts by settler groups to evict Palestinian families in the nearby Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.
An Egyptian-brokered truce has held but did not address any of the underlying issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israel and Hamas have fought four wars since 2008.