Israeli occupation Knesset passed on Tuesday a law that will see rights groups banned from entering Israeli schools and speaking with pupils.
The law will also apply to anyone who criticises Israeli violations and brutal activities against the Palestinians abroad.
“The reality in which organisations that undermine the legitimacy of the State of Israel and slander IDF soldiers will get to school children has ended today,” Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennet said.
“Breaking the Silence (an Israeli group that discloses Israeli army crimes against Palestinians) crossed the line a long time ago of legitimate dialogue when they chose to slander the State of Israel in the international arena,” he said.
Bennet defines disclosing crimes of the Israeli occupation army as delegitimisation of the occupation state of Israel.
“As long as they act against the State of Israel and the IDF, I will not allow them to operate in the education system. You want to operate? Operate at home. In the education system, the belief in shaping the future generation will not be expressed by such voices,” he added.
Ram Cohen, a headmaster at Tel Aviv's Tichonet high school, said he hosted Breaking the Silence at the school last year and planned to invite the group again, even if it meant breaching the law.
"As a principal, as an educator, it is my duty to stand up and say—no more," Cohen said. "These laws are meant to harm democracy. I shall not be a part of it. I do not agree with it and I shall object to it."