Many videos are emerging showing the horror of the Hamas’ attack on Israeli civilians early Saturday morning.
Video clips of a kidnapped grandmother, who was a Holocaust survivor, being paraded through the streets of Gaza, a young weeping girl taken by terrorists on a motorcycle and murdered parents who died covering the body of their infant child, who survived, have gone viral.
Another viral video is of a young Israeli female who was celebrating the closure of a festival into the early morning hours. Video of her dancing was taken just hours before the attack.
The young woman, Shani Louk, an Israeli-German, was abducted by Hamas terrorists, stripped, and beaten.
Warning: The video contains GRAPHIC content.
Louk was a tattoo artist and once lived in Portland, Oregon. She was 23 years old.
One X user commented on the video of Louk dancing: “These are probably the last moments of her before Hamas attacked music festival,”
Louk was dancing at the Tribe of Nova event in the Negev Desert when several hundred civilians were surrounded by Hamas terrorists who killed 260 and abducted scores more.
One of Louk’s childhood teachers, Divorah Spilman, shared her memory of Shani with KOIN News:
“The thing about Shani, her sister Adi, and their family is that [when] … they came to Portland [they] brought the Israeli spirit with them. Shani was sweet, beautiful smile — just the sweetness in our classroom.”
“It’s just breaking our hearts,” Spilman added. “And when it comes so close to home, I think everybody feels that this is not far away.”
Merrill Hendin, principal of the Portland school Shani attended, also expressed her sorrow about the senseless murder: “We were terribly saddened at her tragic loss and our hearts go out to her family and to all of the people who were tragically taken,” she told KOIN.
Shani’s aunt, Orly Louk, told German news outlet Der Spiegel that Shani was a pacifist who refused to perform the military service that is mandatory for Israelis.
Shani’s mother, Ricarda Louk, shared that she was talking with her daughter on the phone as she was about to leave the event when Hamas terrorists launched their surprise attack.
“She was panicked,” her mother said. “She said she was going to take the car … and go to a safe location. And then we stopped talking and since then I didn’t hear anything from her anymore,”
As the NY Post reported, Ricarda said she had received a tip from an unidentified Palestinian source that her daughter is in fact alive.
“We now have further information that Shani is alive, but has a severe head injury and is in critical condition,” the desperate mother said.
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