Israeli President Yitzchak Herzog confirmed the brutal murder of Shani Louk in an exclusive interview with German news outlet BILD on Monday.
Shani Louk, the 22-year-old German-Israeli tattoo artist, was last seen at a rave party in the northern Negev, where Hamas militants stormed in and killed at least 260 attendees.
Initial reports hinted at Shani Louk being sexually assaulted and killed, with her lifeless body flaunted around Gaza, as an appalling trophy of terrorism.
Disturbing images and videos showed the militants spitting on her body, chanting, “Allahu Akbar!” meaning, God is good, as they paraded through the Gaza, bearing Louk’s corpse.
“Only now we got the note that Shani Louk has been confirmed as murdered and dead,” said President Herzog.
“They found her skull, which means these barbaric, sadistic animals, moles, simply chopped off her head when they were attacking and torturing and killing Israelis. It’s a huge tragedy,” he continued.
“This means that these barbaric, sadistic animals simply chopped off her head as they attacked, tortured and killed Israelis. It is a great tragedy and I extend my deepest condolences to her family.”
“I send a lot of condolences to the bereaved family. She was a beautiful [22-year-old] who went to a music festival, nature festival in Negev, right near the border,” Herzog added.
Shani Louk’s sister, Adi Louk, announced her death on Instagram story, saying, “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of my sister, Shani Nicole Z.L. [may her memory be a blessing], who was on October 7, 2023, at the party massacre in Re’im.”
It was previously reported that Shani’s mother, Ricarda, claimed in a brief video that she received news from Palestine confirming that her daughter is still alive and currently in a Gaza hospital.
“We now have further information that Shani is alive, but has a severe head injury and is in critical condition,” the mother told German news outlet Bild.
Every minute is critical,” Ricarda added, pleading the German government to act immediately, “We ask — no, we demand that the German government act quickly.”
But now, it has been covered that it was a lie, and the innocent young woman was brutally murdered by Hamas terrorists. RIP.