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Eitan to return to Italy after granddad's appeal rejected

Orphaned Mottarone cable-car disaster survivor to return to aunt

(ANSA) - ROME, NOV 29 - Eitan Biran, an orphaned six-year-old child who was the only survivor of the Mottarone mountain cable-car disaster in May, will return to Italy after the Israeli supreme court on Monday rejected an appeal filed by his grandfather who took him from Italy to Israel.
    A Tel Aviv family court ruled on October 25 that Eitan be returned to the care of his Italian-based paternal aunt, Aya Biran, saying that habitual residence was in Italy.
    Shmuel Peleg, the maternal grandfather, appealed against the ruling and one by another Israeli court.
    Italy has requested the extradition of Peleg and his male accomplice in taking Eitan out of the country, but Israel does not extradited is own citizens.
    Eitan's parents, great-grandparents and two-year-old brother were among the 14 victims of the disaster. (ANSA).


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