Last Updated on October 9, 2023, 2:15 pm
A 30-year-old German national named Shani Louk traveled to Israel to participate in a music event for peace, during her time there, Shani became one of the hostages taken by Hamas during an assault on Israel.
A video has surfaced online showing a partially clothed woman, Shani Louk, being paraded in the back of a Hamas pickup truck amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. The video has sparked controversy online, with some social media users expressing shock and dismay.
It is worth noting that Shani is a tattoo artist and a German citizen. Her family knew her plans to attend the music festival for peace, but they had no idea such a distressing incident would occur. This was shared in a statement to The Washington Post by her cousin, Tomasina Louk.
Shani Louk attended an outdoor “Festival for Peace” celebration near Kibbutz Urim when Hamas fighters captured her. Videos from the event reveal how the sudden arrival of the combatants in the desert caused panic among the attendees.
The video circulating on the internet shows Hamas fighters surrounding Shani in the back of the pickup truck. Initially, Hamas had claimed that the individual in question was an Israeli soldier. However, Tomasina Louk asserted that they identified the 30-year-old by a tattoo on her calf.
In a video broadcast on X, Ricarda Louk, Shani’s mother, expressed her distress at seeing her daughter “unconscious in a car with Palestinians” and hoped her daughter might still be alive.
It is crucial to emphasize that Shani is a tattoo artist with German citizenship. The family was aware of Tomasina’s participation in the music festival for peace, but they had no clue that such a harrowing incident would transpire.
Shani Louk was at an outdoor “Festival for Peace” celebration near Kibbutz Urim when Hamas fighters apprehended her. Videos depict the chaotic scene as the combatants arrive at the event in the desert, causing fear among the attendees.
Shortly after the incident, a video emerged showing a scantily clad woman riding on the back of a pickup truck while being surrounded by Hamas soldiers. Although her face is not visible in the video, her family was able to identify her by her distinctive dreadlocks and tattoos.
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