WATCH: Saudi Teacher Filmed Smacking Student Around Classroom; Praised and Panned on Arabic Social Media

TEL AVIV – A Saudi teacher who was filmed physically abusing a student has been suspended, winning both sympathy and condemnation on Arabic social media. In the video that went viral the teacher is seen addressing his class at Jeddah’s Alfaysaliya school for gifted children. A student named Hassan then asks a question, and the teacher becomes angry and starts slapping him on his head and pushing him into a corner.

Saudi students sit for their final high school exams in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah on