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Boy, six, who survived Italian cable car disaster is subject of bitter custody battle

Boy, six, who survived Italian cable car disaster that left him an orphan is caught in custody battle between two aunts – with Israeli household saying Italian kin have KIDNAPPED him

  • Eitan Biran, six, miraculously survived the tragedy within the Alps on May 23
  • His mom, father, youthful brother and great-grandparents all lost their lives
  • Eitan has been dwelling with paternal aunt Aya Biran-Nirko in northern Italy
  • Last week maternal aunt Gali Peleg mentioned her household can be taking authorized motion 

By Henry Martin For Mailonline

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A six-year-old Israeli boy who was the one survivor of a cable car tragedy is now the centre of a bitter custody battle between the households of his two aunts – one of whom accuses the opposite of ‘kidnapping’ him. 

Eitan Biran miraculously survived the tragedy within the Alps on May 23, however his mom, father, youthful brother and great-grandparents all lost their lives.

The cable car was carrying the passengers up a mountain overlooking Lake Maggiore when it dropped 1,000ft away from the station shortly after 12pm.

The crash had killed his mom Tal, 26, father Amit, 30, two-year-old brother Tom and great-grandparents Itshak and Barbara Cohen, 82 and 70. 

Eitan has been dwelling with paternal aunt Aya Biran-Nirko, a mom of two and physician who lives close to Pavia, north Italy,  since he was launched from a hospital in Turin in June.

But final week his maternal aunt Gali Peleg revealed her household can be taking authorized motion so he might have a ‘regular’ life in Israel, The Times stories. 

Eitan (pictured backside with household) miraculously survived the tragedy within the Alps on May 23, however his mom, father, youthful brother and great-grandparents all lost their lives

Emergency staff encompass the wreckage of a cable car that fell from the Stresa-Alpine-Mottarone line, May 23

Tal Peleg-Biran is pictured left along with her sister Gali Peleg. Ms Peleg revealed her household can be taking authorized motion so Eitan might have a ‘regular’ life in Israel

Mrs Peleg mentioned: ‘He was kidnapped by kin who do not know him in any respect. [Biran-Nirko] was not near him in any means. The household there will not take him to a park or out to eat, issues we have now achieved so he feels he has a household.’

She claimed her sister Tal Peleg-Biran, 26, valued Jewish and Israeli id and this could be eroded whereas in Italy. 

Mrs Peleg added: ‘In just a few years he’ll look again and see the place he grew up and who his mother and father have been, and it is essential to me that he sees that we have been at all times there for him. He already lost one household and doesn’t have to lose one other.’

She added that her household had solely been allowed to see the kid briefly, claiming he ‘breaks into tears’ when she leaves. 

Eitan miraculously survived the tragedy (pictured: website the place cable car crashed to the bottom) within the Alps, however his mom and father, youthful brother and great-grandparents have been all killed 

Five-year-old Eitan Biran (pictured backside) from Israel,  has no reminiscence of the cable car crash in Italy that killed his total household, docs revealed

Biran-Nirko’s attorneys referred to as the allegations ‘surreal’, including: ‘We sincerely can’t perceive the rationale for such acrimony and falsehood.’

Reports had earlier revealed that docs imagine the boy was affected by submit traumatic amnesia after checks dominated out any neurological harm.   

In a press release translated from Italian, docs mentioned: ‘Eitan’s circumstances are considerably enhancing each from the purpose of view of thoracic trauma and from the purpose of view of stomach trauma.’   

His aunt Aya, 41, and his grandmother each travelled from Israel to sit down at his bedside after the crash on May 23 and stay with him in hospital.

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