Shani Louk Wiki – Shani Louk Biography
Heartbreaking video shows tattoo artist Shani Louk dancing joyfully at an Israeli music festival before being stripped naked and apparently murdered by Hamas terrorists, when it emerged that the 23-year-old once lived in Portland. “These are probably her last moments before Hamas attacked the music festival,” one user tweeted alongside the clip, which has been viewed more than 350,000 times as of Tuesday morning. The German Israeli woman is seen dancing happily at the Nova Tribe event in the Negev desert while she is surrounded by fellow revelers shortly before the massacre, which left at least 260 people dead. Hours later, the terrorists paraded her naked corpse through the streets on a flatbed truck, shouting, “Allahu Akbar!” (“God is great!”). Meanwhile, Louk reportedly attended kindergarten at the Portland Jewish Academy. Her teacher at the time, Devorah Spilman, told KOIN that her daughter showed her “the horrendous video” of Shani in Gaza, with terrorists walking her around, singing and dancing. “And she said, ‘Mom, this girl is from Portland,'” she told the outlet.
Shani Louk was 23 years old.
The thing about Shani, her sister Adi and her family is that they were an Intel family and an Israeli Intel family that came to Portland and brought with them this Israeli spirit,” Spilman told KOIN. “Shani had a sweet, beautiful smile – just the sweetness in our classroom.” She said the family later moved to Germany. “She’s just breaking our hearts,” Spilman added of Louk’s death. “And when it comes to something so close to home, I think everyone feels like she’s not too far away.” Portland school principal Merrill Hendin expressed her sorrow over the senseless killing. “We were terribly saddened by her tragic loss and our hearts go out to her family and all the people who were tragically kidnapped,” she told the outlet. Louk’s aunt, Orly Louk, told German media outlet Der Spiegel that her niece had grown up in Israel, but she was a globe-trotting pacifist who refused to perform mandatory military service for Israelis. She said the last photo Louk posted on social media was a selfie before heading to the festival near Kibbutz Re’im. “She often posted selfies on Instagram,” Orly Louk told the outlet as she held out hope that her niece was still alive. Shani’s mother, Ricarda Louk, said her daughter was trying to leave the event when the terrorists launched their surprise attack in the Negev desert. She “panicked a little and she said she would take the car now and go somewhere safe. And then we stopped talking and I haven’t heard from her since then,” she said.