The mother of Shani Louk, the 22-year-old tattoo artist whose brutal killing at the hands of Hamas was proliferated on social media at the outbreak of the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, recently expressed her feelings about the death of a Hamas terrorist purportedly responsible for Shani’s death.
“It didn’t mean too much to me – there are so many bad people that did those horrible things, and it’s just one less,” Ricarda stated, as reported by the Telegraph.
“You’re happy that this person cannot hurt anyone else, but it didn’t matter so much because it’s a whole bunch of people,” she added.
“It’s not like a typical murder story where you find the murderer and they got killed — they did those things as a group, so one doesn’t make so much difference to me.”
Ricarda confirmed receiving information about the terrorist’s death at the hands of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). However, she did not elaborate on how she came to know this.
Ricarda also urged Israel to negotiate with Hamas for the release of about 240 hostages in Gaza. She suggested an exchange for 4,450 Palestinians detained in Israeli prisons.
“To keep those hostages alive is more important than having those prisoners here, from my perspective,” she said.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, known as “America’s most famous rabbi,” took to social media to express his anger at the brutal acts of violence.
“The Hamas terrorist monster who parades her naked body around Gaza, defiling her in the name of Islam, and screaming Allahu Akbar, was killed by the IDF,” Boteach wrote on X. “Hamas are evil incarnate. They are the Nazis of our time. Whoever denies, after witnessing what they did to this poor innocent woman, that Hamas does not need to be completely destroyed is immoral.”
The Israel Defense Forces have not yet commented on the claim regarding the terrorist’s death. Details about how and when the IDF might have killed the terrorist remain unconfirmed.
Shani Louk, identified by her distinctive body art and dreadlocked hair, was initially believed to be hospitalized in Gaza. Israeli President Isaac Herzog later confirmed that DNA from a skull fragment matched Shani. She was a victim of an attack at a music festival near Kibbutz Re’im on Oct. 7. Nissim Louk, her father, stated she was killed immediately at the festival. Her body has not been recovered.
“She was a very happy, lively person. She liked music and dancing and living and she was really enjoying it until the last moment,” Ricarda shared with Rabbi Boteach.
In a recent statement, Hamas expressed willingness to release up to 70 women and children in exchange for a five-day truce and the release of 275 Palestinian women and children. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, however, has rejected any discussions of a cease-fire.
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