“I am only speaking to clarify that we have acted for Eitan’s sake,” Gali Peleg, the child’s maternal aunt, told Israeli Radio 103, adding that “Eitan screamed in emotion when she saw us and said ‘I’m finally in Israel. He hasn’t stopped getting excited and saying that we are his real family. He said he felt in the clouds. The color on his face has finally returned. “
The maternal aunt, who stressed that it was not a kidnapping, then explained: “We were forced, we didn’t know what they were. his mental and health conditions. We could only see him for a short time. We brought him back home, just as his parents wanted for him. “Gali Peleg then concluded by saying” that custody of the paternal aunt is irregular“.
In the war between the two families, the president of the Milanese Jewish community Milo Hasbani. “Milan has learned with dismay the news of the kidnapping of little Eitan – he declared – and expresses a strong condemnation of this very serious act that violates Italian and international laws. The hope is that the affair will be resolved as soon as possible in the direction of compliance with the decision of the Juvenile Court “.
Bitterness for what happened too the mayor of Stresa, Marcella Severino, who said about the story: “Eitan arrived in Italy when he was just one month old and grew up here. After the trauma he suffered he was slowly regaining some balance. It leaves a bitter taste in my mouth to know that it was eradicated from his fixed points. A month ago I talked to the baby’s aunt, Aya, and I knew she was worried. I hope this situation can be resolved quickly, for the good of the baby and that these people understand that grandparents can be coming to visit Eitan in Italy “.