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Court rules cable car crash survivor Eitan Biran, 6, will be returned to Italy

The Biran family, with Eitan at front right. (Courtesy)
The Biran family, with Eitan at front right. (Courtesy)

A Tel Aviv family court rules that Eitan Biran, the 6-year-old boy who was the sole survivor in an Italy cable car crash that killed his parents, brother and two great-grandparents, will be returned to “his regular place of living” in Italy since that is where he has lived since the age of one month.

Biran will stay with his relatives in Italy until a local court rules on the bitter custody dispute between his Italy-based paternal relatives and his Israel-based maternal relatives. It has involved the boy’s grandfather taking him from Italy to Israel without authorities’ knowledge.

The court also orders the grandfather, Shmuel Peleg, to pay NIS 70,000 ($21,800) in court fees.

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