Kidnapped by Hamas: Mother: Shani Louk is dead

Kidnapped by Hamas
Mother: Shani Louk is dead

The German Shani Louk has been missing for weeks. Hamas terrorists kidnapped the 22-year-old after the attack on a music festival. Now there is sad certainty, as the mother says: Shani Louk is no longer alive.

The kidnapped German Shani Louk is dead according to her mother. Ricarda Louk told RTL/ntv. She had been informed that her daughter was dead: “Unfortunately, we received the news yesterday that my daughter is no longer alive.” There is no official confirmation yet. The 22-year-old was kidnapped by the terrorists after Hamas attacked a music festival.

Ricarda Louk recognized her daughter on a video in which the 22-year-old can be seen half-naked in a pickup truck between several Hamas men in the Gaza Strip, with her face to the ground and her legs twisted. She was then said to have been treated in a hospital in the Gaza Strip.

Shani Louk has German and Israeli citizenship and has visited her grandparents in Ravensburg in Baden-Württemberg several times. Her mother, a Catholic who later converted to Judaism, emigrated to Israel. The Jewish father is Israeli.

A few days ago, the relatives of German Hamas hostages commemorated the fate of their loved ones with a protest in front of the German embassy in Tel Aviv. 14 relatives stood in front of the representation with “cages” over their heads and photos of the hostages on the back of their heads. They wore black coats numbered 1 to 14. “Don’t let me be just a number,” was written on the protesters’ backs.

Terrorists on behalf of Hamas, which rules in the Gaza Strip, carried out a massacre of civilians in Israel on October 7th. More than 1,400 people died during and in the following days. More than 230 other people were kidnapped into the Gaza Strip, including several Germans. The Foreign Office continues to speak of a total of eight missing cases of German citizens, although one case could also include several family members. The government does not give the exact number.

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