Amazon Forbids Employees from Displaying Signs Supporting Israeli Hostage

Amazon has prohibited employees from displaying signs supporting a co-worker who is an Israeli hostage held by Hamas.

Sasha Troufanov, the hostage, works for Amazon’s division focused on artificial intelligence.

An employee told Globes that there were efforts to “hang posters stating how long Troufanov worked at Amazon versus how many days he had been held hostage, but the instruction was not to display them.”

The prohibition against posters came as members of a Jewish Affinity group advised members “not to hang posters expressing identification with Troufanov, at the request of senior human resources people at Amazon,” Globes reported.

Despite the effort, employees displayed posters, called for Troufanov’s release, and wore T-shirts with an image of the employee.

Amazon has not commented on the hostage situation.

A video of Troufanov was recently released by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).

“In the next few days, you will hear the truth of what happened to me, as well as the other prisoners in Gaza,” Troufanov says in the video.