Tattooist, 22, killed by Hamas only identified by DNA on fragment of her skull

The tattooist kidnapped by Hamas from an in Israeli music festival was identified by DNA on a fragment of her skull, her brother says.

Shani Louk, 22, was confirmed dead by her family who say the tattoo artist, who was seen in grim Hamas footage days after the attack on Supernova festival, was identified through fragments of DNA on her skull.

German party girl Shani was taken by Hamas members and featured in a graphic video showing her half-naked body paraded through the streets of Gaza. Her family has since spoken out on the footage and the death of their loved one.

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Her brother, Amit, said the family "crashed" upon seeing the horrific footage, and has since relayed how they found out Shani had been killed.

Speaking to Sky News, Amit said: "She said we're leaving right now, don't worry. The terrorists were waiting in the road. I never thought I was going to be in contact with this type of video, seeing my sister in that brutal position. In that moment, the whole family just crashed.

"When you see soldiers in the house, you know, bad news, this is going to come." Amit now believes his sister was fatally shot in the head, as there were "fragments" of DNA used to identify her.

Burial is unfortunately impossible, as Amit added: "There are not enough fragments. She loved music. She loved tattoos. She was an artistic person by nature… In the way she was talking and the way she was moving. In the way she danced. The kids in Israel are not going to forget these few weeks."

Shani's death was confirmed just days prior to Amit's interview, which followed rumours of Shani's survival. Claims she was "still alive" lingered for two weeks after the footage was published.

The German-Israeli has since been confirmed dead, with her family told their loved one was decapitated by Hamas. Amit believes his sister was killed with a gunshot to the head.

Louk's mother Ricarda said at the time: "Unfortunately we received the news yesterday that my daughter is no longer alive." Later reports from the Red Cross confirmed "parts of Shani's skull" had been found.

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