Gali has puffy eyes, a sad look and speaks very slowly. To translate the words of Eitan’s aunt, mother Tal’s sister, thinks her husband Ron, who accompanied her to Turin to allow her to be close to her beloved nephew, the only survivor of the tragedy of the Stresa-Mottarone cable car. They are 31 and 29 years old and left Tel Aviv on Wednesday, but have not yet been able to see the baby. With him is my grandfather, who has been here since day one, together with aunt Aya and his mother – explains Gali – We have not yet seen it because the anti-Covid provisions do not allow it. And also because the doctors advised not to show him too many people. For him it could represent further trauma.
For Gali, the loss of Tal was a terrible blow: She was my soul mate – she declared in recent days – We grew up together, we slept together and she was my best friend. A piece of my heart flew away with her. A strong bond like that with his grandfather: always there with him, he thinks about him all day, every day. They draw together, they talk, they hug. Eitan these days more awake. For the moment it is still early to make plans for the future: We wish him the best for him and we are ready to give him all the support possible – continue the uncles – very attached to us, as he was with his great-grandparents Itshak and Barbara, who died in the accident . It was not the first time they came to Italy. But then there was Covid. And this was the first trip since the pandemic.
It is not excluded that the little one, when he has recovered, may return to Israel: Eitan’s parents wanted him to return to Israel and we hope that this can be achieved. Eitan very close to our family and grandfather Schmuell. And very attached to Israel. Amit and Tal said they would like to return once Amit finished school. Now, however, not the time to make plans and all attention is focused on the recovery of the Israeli child who, in less than a month, will turn six: We will stay in Italy as long as necessary to be close to Eitan and to have justice. We will do everything in our power, but we have great faith in the Italian judiciary – conclude Gali and Ron – We are sure they will do what needs to be done.
June 3, 2021 | 18:38
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