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Grandfather of Italian cable car crash survivor questioned by police over kidnapping

The Biran family, with Eitan on the right. (Courtesy)
The Biran family, with Eitan on the right. (Courtesy)

Israel police question Schmulik Peleg, the grandfather of Eitan Biran, the sole survivor of a cable car crash in Italy in May, over allegations that he kidnapped Eitan and brought him to Israel.

Biran, 6, survived the crash that killed his parents, his younger brother and two great grandparents. His aunt, Aya Biran, who also lives in Italy, was granted custody of Eitan, but the child’s maternal grandparents protested the arrangement. Aya Biran has accused Peleg of kidnapping Eitan and bringing him to Israel without her knowledge.

Police with Israel’s Lahav 433 unit question Peleg about the incident and release him to house arrest.

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