Eitan Biran, the only six-year-old child who survived the Mottarone cable car accident, will remain in Israel at least until next 8 October. This was decided by the paternal and maternal families of the child, during the first hearing for his custody at the Tel Aviv family affairs court. The first hearing of the trial for the custody of Eitan took place behind closed doors, with the presence only granted to paternal aunt Aya Biran and maternal grandfather Shmuel Peleg. The judge has decided that the next hearings will take place starting from 8 October.
Eitan Biran has been in Israel since 11 September, when his maternal grandfather Shmuel Peleg had secretly taken him with him, taking him away from his paternal aunt Aya Biran, who after the Mottarone tragedy had been indicated by the court as his legal guardian and who since then he had lived with the child in the province of Pavia. Both of Eitan’s parents had died in the Mottarone cable car accident, as well as his two great-grandparents and his younger brother.
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