SALT LAKE CITY — A recent post on Twitter showing a teacher in Palestine giving unique heartwarming greetings to schoolchildren has garnered positive interest.
The post, which was shared by Twitter user Rachael Swindon on April 26, has drawn a positive reaction for showing a teacher high-fiving and hugging students as they enter the classroom.
“These children live in such dire, oppressive conditions which most of us will thankfully never experience, but their smiling little faces are heartwarming,” Swindon wrote.
A similar video from Nov. 2018 shows a Kindergarten teacher offering her students four different “Good Morning Greeting” options, according to the Daily Mail.
Reactions to the tweet have been positive, with users commenting on the positive nature of the video and the teacher’s apparent kindheartedness.Comment on this story
According to Vox, Palestine has been at odds with Israel since the early 20th century over who owns and controls land in the Middle East. Today’s boundaries reflect the result of two wars in 1948 and 1967. Vox also notes Israel is currently in control of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, two territories home to Palestinians.
Vox also reports that 7,065 Palestinians have died in conflict since Sept. 2000 compared to 1,101 Israeli deaths.