A New York man has been fired by his Jewish father after he was filmed ripping down posters of kidnapped Israelis.
Noah Schaffer and his wife Kelly were filmed by a Jewish woman who confronted the pair as they ripped down signs in Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York last weekend.
In the video, Noah can be seen laughing at the woman, who repeatedly asks him why he is ripping down the posters.
After the clip was posted to social media, it was shared by the antisemitism watchdog StopAntisemitism, whose followers outed Noah as an employee of the digital design agency Human Factors International.
The founder of the company, Noah's father Eric, issued a statement telling employees that he was placing his son on administrative leave.
In an email seen by the Daily Mail, he said: "As has been noted, Noah is my son. He is not an antisemite nor a supporter of Hamas. I can attest that he has not acted this way at any time during his whole life,
“He now understands that his actions were reprehensible, he is deeply sorry and regretful. HFI’s senior management team and I personally, in no way condone his actions today. We are placing Noah on unpaid leave for the next four months.
“This will give him time to learn more about his Jewish family history, reflect deeply, and make amends. And after this time we will review if he can rejoin the company,”
He also added that the company was "horrified" by the October 7 attacks and “We in no way condone taking down posters or anything that reduces focus on hostages early and safe return.”
Prior to working for his dad, Noah Schaffer was a tableside magician in Manhattan.