Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar said Tuesday he supported the development of school trips to the West Bank archeological site of Tel Shilo, located near the Shilo settlement, according to Army Radio.
"It pleases me to hear that already, today, schools visit this site. God willing, more will come," the education minister said during a tour of Samaria.
Sa'ar initiated a controversial program to bring students on field trips to the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron earlier this year.
Former education minister Amnon Rubinstein criticized Sa'ar over those plans, saying the education minister should leave school trips to department heads.
Rubenstein also took issue with bringing children to the city of Hebron without "showing them the price paid by Palestinians in Hebron."