Israeli police question a suspect in kidnapping little Eitan

September 15, 2021 by archyde

Israeli police question a suspect in kidnapping little Eitan

Accident last May of the cable car in Stresa (Italy), where little Eitan was the only survivor. / EFE

The boy, who survived the fall of the cable car in Italy and was orphaned, was in the custody of his paternal family in the transalpine country

COLPISA / AFP Jerusalem

Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 23:06

The Israeli police announced on Tuesday that they have questioned a 58-year-old suspect for the kidnapping of the boy Eitan, the only survivor of the cable car accident that killed 14 people in May in Italy and is the epicenter of a dispute. family. Eitan’s parents, his younger brother and two of his great-grandparents died in a cable car accident that occurred on May 23 in Stresa, a Piedmont resort on the shores of Lake Maggiore, in northern Italy.

Seriously injured, Eitan spent several weeks in a Turin hospital. Since his medical discharge, his paternal family, residing in Italy, and his maternal, in Israel, have fought over the custody of the child. His maternal grandfather took him to Israel last Saturday aboard a private plane during an authorized custody of the child, after which he had to return him to his father’s sister, who lives in the Italian province of Pavia and has your legal guardianship.

The Pavia court opened an investigation for “kidnapping”, according to the Italian agency Ansa. The Israeli police said that the investigation was still ongoing and that the questioned suspect was released under conditions.

After the death of his parents, a court gave custody of Eitan to his paternal aunt and the maternal family has access rights. Eitan’s parents, Amit Biran, 30, and Tal Peleg, 27, had lived for several years in Italy, where Amit was studying medicine. Their youngest son, Tom, was born in this country in 2019.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

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