Shani Louk, 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.
She’s a German-Israeli dual national, according to CNN.
Shani is a tattoo artist and hair stylist, according to social media accounts that appeared to belong to her.
Was Shani Louk married?
There is absolutely no information yet on who Shani Louk husband is.
It is also not clear whether she is married or not.
Shani Louk parents
Her father was a Jewish immigrant from Poland who survived the Holocaust.
Meanwhile, her mother, Ricarda Louk originally a Christian native of Germany, embraced Judaism upon marrying her father.
Shani Louk’s mother, Ricarda Louk
Ricarda Louk, the mother of Shani Louk released a heartbreaking video begging for help to find out what happened to her daughter.
Speaking in Hebrew, she appealed for help.
She confirmed she had seen her daughter on the video and asked the public for help with more information.
Holding a picture of Shani on her mobile phone, she said: ‘This morning my daughter, Shani Nicole Louk, a German citizen, was kidnapped with a group of tourists in southern Israel by Palestinian Hamas.
‘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.’