The tattoo artist whose naked body was paraded by Hamas terrorists after they slaughtered 260 Israelis at a festival was a peace campaigner and conscientious objector to military service, it has been revealed.
Shani Louk, 30, was at a music festival for peace when she was captured by Hamas terrorists who had stormed the event and massacred 260 Israeli revellers during their assault on Israel.
Her naked body was seen splayed in the back of a truck, with one leg at an unnatural angle, while being surrounded by four Hamas terrorists who were shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ in a sickening video. Jeering supporters of the gunmen, including children, were filmed running alongside the truck and spitting on her motionless body.
Her family, who are desperately hoping that Shani is still alive despite the footage of her body, said she was a pacifist and a peace campaigner who was known for her involvement in organising music festivals.
Shani, who grew up in Israel but had a German passport, had refused to take up the military service that is mandatory for Israelis due to her views, her aunt Orly Louk, told the German newspaper Der Spiegel, adding that her German passport helped with this.
Video shows a smiling Shani, who loved to travel according to her family, dancing at the music festival moments before she was captured by the terrorists.
It comes as Shani’s mother, Ricarda, released a heartbreaking video begging for help to find out what happened to her daughter.
Holding a picture of Shani on her mobile phone, Ricrarda said on Sunday: ‘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.’
Hamas had claimed the body was a female Israeli soldier – but it was last night confirmed to be Shani by her cousin Tomasina Weintraub-Louk, who told MailOnline that the family recognized her distinctive leg tattoos and dreadlocked hair.
She said: ‘We have heard nothing. We are hoping for positive news. It is definitely Shani. She was at a music festival for peace. This is a nightmare for our family.’
Tomasina said she and other family members had been desperately trying to contact Shani as well as her Mexican boyfriend, but they couldn’t get through.
‘We knew she was in the party, she didn’t answer,’ Tomasina said.
Her parents say they have not heard from their daughter since a phone call early on Saturday, just after Hamas launched their first rockets. But her family have said they have since received information from her bank that Shani’s credit card had been used in Gaza.