Shani Louk: Mother pleads for help as daughter goes missing at festival

A German mother is pleading for information about her daughter, who she believes was kidnapped by Palestinian militants at a music festival in Israel

Shani Louk, a German tourist, had been attending the festival near the Gaza border when Hamas militants stormed the area

opening fire and sending terrified partygoers fleeing through the desert

Her mother, Ricarda, said she had seen a video of Shani "unconscious in a car" after being taken.

Holding up a picture of the twenty-something on her mobile phone, she said in a social media appeal that her daughter had been

kidnapped with a group of tourists in southern Israel by Palestinian Hamas".

As news of Hamas's multi-pronged assault into Israeli territory broke early on Saturday