His body, half-naked and unconscious, was thrown into the back of a van. Broken, in an unnatural posture, he was displayed like a trophy in the streets of Gaza. It was guarded by terrorists armed with machine guns and rockets shouting “Allahu Akbar”; the children spat at him as he passed by. Hours before, Shani Louk She laughed and danced with her friends at a peace festival where, suddenly, war broke out.
The 22-year-old German-Israeli girl has been identified as the victim of the brutal images that went viral on social networks on Saturday after the large-scale attack launched by Hamas against Israel. In the absence of official confirmation, It was her own mother who recognized her daughter in the video recorded by the terrorists, thanks to his characteristic dreadlocks and tattoos. “This morning my daughter was kidnapped with a group of tourists in the south of Israel. They sent us a video where I could clearly recognize her. Unconscious, in the car with the Palestinians while they were driving towards the Gaza Strip. I ask for any help, any news “, asks cameraman Ricarda Louk in a video broadcast on the X network (formerly Twitter).
In the German city of Ravensburg, those close to Shani Louk – who lives in Tel Aviv – hope that the young woman is still alive and will be released. “Terrorists have among their victims a German girl who has always fought for peace and he did not enlist in the army. A boy spat on her, so you can see how big the hatred is,” Winfried Gehr, Shani’s aunt’s partner, told BILD newspaper.
The fate of the young woman, who was participating with hundreds of young people in an electronic music festival near the kibbutz Israeli from Reim, remains uncertain, but The trace of her credit card places her inside Gaza. The German embassy has been involved in investigating his whereabouts.
The Government of Israel announced this Sunday that More than 100 Israelis were captured and taken to Palestinian territory. “The numbers continue to rise and with them our sadness. Our prayers are with the families of those kidnapped, murdered or injured by Hamas,” reported the Israeli Government Press Office.