A young tattoo artist has been identified as the woman whose body was paraded through the streets in the back of a pickup truck by Hamas terrorists after they attacked an outdoor music rager during their sneak assault on Israel Saturday morning.
Shani Louk was among the hundreds of victims in Israel when Hamas targeted the dance party near Kibbutz Urim and other Israeli communities.
The cruel attack in the Jewish state has led to the deaths of at least 250 Israelis with more than 1,500 injured and dozens more kidnapped.
As disturbing footage of the violence quickly spread online, family members recognized Shani, in her early 20s, in a video, her first cousin told the Washington Post.
Armed terrorists chanted “Allahu Akbar” — Arabic for “God is Great” as they paraded her body around.
Her family tried calling her when they discovered that Hamas had crossed over from the Gaza Strip, cousin Tom Weintraub Louk reportedly said. At that point, they didn’t yet see the video of her.
“We knew she was in the party,” she told the newspaper. “She didn’t answer.”
But another cousin spotted footage of Shani online as her body appeared lifeless and surrounded by armed militants in the back of the truck. One Hamas fighter had his leg over her waist as another grabbed part of her dreadlocks.
Her legs were unnaturally laid out in the back of the truck. Her parents watched the video to confirm it was their daughter, the Washington Post reported.
“We recognized her by the tattoos, and she has long dreadlocks,” Louk said.
It’s unknown if Shani is dead or where she is, but her family has not given up hope.
“We have some kind of hope,” Louk told the Washington Post. “Hamas is responsible for her and the others.”
She’s a German-Israeli dual national, according to CNN.
Warning: Disturbing Footage.
“This morning my daughter, Shani Nicole Louk, a German citizen, was kidnapped with a group of tourists in southern Israel by Palestinian Hamas,” Shani’s mother Ricarda said in a video that was obtained by German news outlet Bild, according to CNN.
“We were sent a video in which I could clearly see our daughter unconscious in the car with the Palestinians and them driving around the Gaza Strip. I ask you to send us any help or any news. Thank you very much.”
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