Anti-Zionist Jews waving a Palestinian flag. Photo/middle east monitor
TEL AVIV – Israel’s extremist government is preparing a law (UU) to stop Arab Israeli students from raising the Palestinian flag or expressing their support for the Palestinian resistance inside universities.
This step was reported by Israel Hayom on Thursday (25/5/2023).
“An Israeli extremist member of parliament from the right-wing Otzma Yehudit Party is preparing the law,” the Israeli newspaper reported.
According to the report, the draft law is currently in its final stages.
If an Arab student is accused of raising the Palestinian flag or supporting the Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation, according to the law, they will be expelled from their university.
Meanwhile, the law calls on academic institutions to prevent the existence of student bodies that violate Israeli law.
According to the Israeli daily, heads of Israeli universities strongly criticized the law, stressing, “This is problematic and dangerous.”
Israeli university heads expressed their hope that the education minister would weaken the law proposals in the Knesset Legislative Committee.
They suggest such a law is aimed at turning universities into weapons for Israel’s police and intelligence services as they would be ordered to monitor thousands of students and punish them for issues protected under freedom of expression laws.