Shani Louk Death; Victim Killed By Hamas Terrorists

When it was revealed that the 23-year-old tattoo artist Shani Louk formerly lived in Portland, a heartbreaking video showed her dancing gleefully at an Israeli music festival before being stripped naked and apparently murdered by Hamas terrorists.

“These are probably her last moments before Hamas attacked the music festival,” one user tweeted alongside the video, which had over 350,000 views as of Tuesday morning. The German Israeli woman is seen dancing cheerfully with fellow revellers at the Nova Tribe festival in the Negev desert just before the tragedy, which killed at least 260 people.

Hours afterwards, terrorists dragged her naked body through the streets on a flatbed truck, yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (“God is great!”). Meanwhile, Louk is said to have gone to kindergarten.

“Allahu Akbar!” ( “God is great!” ). Meanwhile, Louk was apparently a kindergarten student at the Portland Jewish Academy. Devorah Spilman, her teacher at the time, told KOIN that her daughter showed her “the horrendous video” of Shani in Gaza, with militants following her around and singing and dancing. “And she replied, ‘Mom, this girl is from Portland,” she explained to the publication.


Shani, her sister Adi, and her family were an Intel family and an Israeli Intel family who came to Portland and carried this Israeli spirit with them,” Spilman told KOIN. “Shani had a sweet, beautiful smile – just the sweetness in our classroom.” She stated that the family then relocated to Germany. “She’s just breaking our hearts,” Spilman said of Louk’s passing.

“And when it comes to something so close to home, I think everyone feels like she’s not too far away.” Merrill Hendin, the principal of a Portland elementary school, expressed her sadness over the senseless homicide. “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 news agency.

Orly Louk, Louk’s aunt, told the German newspaper Der Spiegel that her niece had grown up in Israel, but she was a globe-trotting pacifist who refused to serve in Israel’s mandatory military service. She claimed Louk’s last social media post was a selfie taken before leaving for the event at Kibbutz Re’im. “She often posted selfies on Instagram,”

“She often posted selfies on Instagram,” Orly Louk told the newspaper, hoping that her niece was still alive. Shani’s mother, Ricarda Louk, said her daughter was trying to leave the gathering when the terrorists began their surprise attack in the Negev desert.

She “panicked a little and said she was going to get in the car and go somewhere safe.” And then we stopped talking and I haven’t heard from her since then,” she said.