Family of German woman whose naked body was paraded around by Hamas plead for information

Shani Louk was attending a music festival near Kibbutz Urim when she was abducted by the terrorist group


The family of a German tattoo artist who was paraded naked through the streets by Hamas terrorists "still have hope" that she is alive.

Shani Louk, 30, was seized from a peace music festival near the Gaza border by Hamas terrorists after they launched an assault on Israel on Saturday morning. 

A video posted by the terrorist organisation on social media shows Louk being paraded through the streets in the back of a pick-up truck after being stripped half naked.

Several armed Hamas terrorists shouted “Allah Akbar” from the open back of the truck as a crowd gathered around it. One Hamas fighter had his leg over Louk's waist as another grabbed part of her dreadlocks.

Some in the crowd, which included youngsters, then spat on the woman’s body before the truck sped away.

It is not known whether the tattoo artist is dead or where she is.

In a video published by German newspaper Bild, Shani’s mother Ricarda Louk 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.”

Tom Weintraub Louk, Shani’s cousin, said the family “still have some kind of hope” that she had survived.

He told The Washington Post: “We recognised her by the tattoos, and she has long dreadlocks.”

British citizen Jake Marlowe, who was working on security at the festival, is also missing.

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