Eitan must return to Italy rules court - legal sources

'Habitual residence' of cablecar disaster survivor is in Italy

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 25 - Eitan Biran, the orphaned six-year-old Israeli boy who was the sole survivor of the Mottarone mountain cable-car disaster in Piedmont in May and was taken out of Italy by his maternal grandfather last month, must return to Italy, a Tel Aviv family court ruled Monday, according to legal sources.
    The court said Eitan's habitual residence was in Italy, the sources said.
    The paternal grandfather, Shmuel Peleg, is being probed in Italy for alleged aggravated kidnapping.
    Eitan was reportedly driven across the border to Switzerland and flown to Tel Aviv with a private jet after being taken out by his grandfather during a visit.
    Eitan's parents, great grandparents and two-year-old brother were among the 14 victims of the disaster.
    Eitan, who moved to Italy with his parents in 2018, had been put into the care of his Italian-based paternal aunt, Aya Biran, after the disaster by the Italian authorities. (ANSA).


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