One of the Israeli hostages held captive by Hamas is an Amazon engineer who worked on recently unveiled software — but the company has angered friends and colleagues of the worker for reportedly refusing to acknowledge his plight because they “‘don’t want to hurt him.”
Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Adam Selipsky beamed when he presented the Gravitron4 chip at the Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas Wednesday, though he failed to mention that an electrical engineer on the project, Sasha Troufanov, was thousands of miles away, in the custody of Hamas terrorists.
Troufanov, 28, worked for AWS’ Annapurna Labs in Tel Aviv. He was kidnapped from his parents’ home in Kibbutz Nir Oz on Oct. 7 alongside his girlfriend, his mother, and his grandmother.
“They say ‘it’s not that we don’t want to [talk about Sasha], it’s that it will hurt him,’” an anonymous Amazon employee told The Post Thursday of the company’s ongoing refusal to acknowledge Troufanov’s terrifying ordeal.