Following labeling Israel as an apartheid state, B’Tselem to be banned from school visits

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Israel’s education minister Yoav Galant is banning the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem) from making school visits to present information to students.

Galant said in a tweet that he had instructed the ministry’s director-general to “prevent the entry of organizations calling Israel ‘an apartheid state’ or demeaning Israeli soldiers from lecturing at schools.”

This came after B’Tselem published a report last week in which it branded Israel an “apartheid” state that “promotes and perpetuates Jewish supremacy between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.”

However, B’Tselem said that it will not be deterred by the minister’s announcement.

It is worth mentioning that B’Tselem was established in 1989 during the first intifada, and it documents human rights abuses in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip. It insisted that it is determined to keep with its mission of documenting reality, analyzing it, and making its findings known to the Israeli public and worldwide.Source : Safa

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