An Israeli vegan teacher who teaches at a school in Tel Aviv’s Beit El neighbourhood has told her students that she was ‘touched’ by them, and has warned them that she ‘doesn’t think it’s OK to do that’.
In a message to her students, the teacher in question wrote: “You are the children of my heart.
I was touched by you, and now I am troubled by you.
You don’t deserve this.
Your behaviour is very disturbing.
I am sorry, but I can’t allow it to continue.”
Her message, posted on the school’s Facebook page, was shared more than 4,000 times on Wednesday morning.
“I am deeply troubled by what I see.
I can see that there is something wrong in your mind and I am afraid of what you will do when you reach adulthood,” she wrote.
“There is no place for a child who doesn’t understand the feelings and thoughts of a parent.”
‘We are not animals’ The message has been shared by several people who have been in contact with the teacher, including her mother, who was in the school when the message was sent.
“We are animals,” she told Haaretz.
“When you hear something from us, we feel very hurt.
It is painful for us, and we don’t want to hurt our children, even if we want to,” the mother, a teacher, told Ha-aretz.
On Wednesday, a group of students protested outside the school.
The school is located in a suburb of Tel Aviv, and its pupils include many of the teachers who are vegan.
The teachers have faced backlash from some on social media, including one student who wrote: I was shocked that the teacher would make a comment like that.
I don’t think she has ever said such a thing to her pupils.
“She is not a human, she is not human, not human,” another student said.
“It is wrong that someone who is so young can see something like this.
She has been doing this for a long time.
I feel ashamed of my parents.”
One student who was also in the protest, who requested anonymity to avoid being harassed by the teacher’s classmates, said that the incident had changed the way she thought about her students.
“After this incident, I am no longer scared of the animals,” the student said, referring to the school, in a Facebook post.
“Now I have a much stronger understanding of the animal world.
I’m sure this incident will make my students understand the cruelty of the human world.”
She added: “I don’t know how long this will last. “
For me, it is a question of whether I will be able to teach in the future, or whether the school will become an institution that teaches only about animals.”
She added: “I don’t know how long this will last.
The longer I stay, the more difficult it will be for me.”