Eitan he must return to Italy. The 6-year-old, the only survivor of the massacre of Mottarone and at the center of a judicial dispute between the maternal and paternal family he will have to live at the home of his paternal aunt Aya Biran. This is the decision of the Tel Aviv Family Court, according to reports from the Jerusalem Post. Not only. Grandpa Shmuel Peleg who “kidnapped” him and brought him to Israel will also have to bear the legal costs, so he will have to pay 70,000 shekels (about 18,000 euros).
The Court therefore did not accept the grandfather’s thesis that Israel is the normal place of life of the minor nor the thesis that he has “two places of residence”, so writes the judge Iris Ilutovich Segal in the sentence in which he imposes his return to Italy, upholding the appeal of Aya Biran, the child’s legal guardian. The child had been brought by plane, without permission, in Israel by his maternal grandfather last September after being taken from his aunt Aya’s home in Pavia.
The grandfather for this is under investigation in Italy for kidnapping. Immediately afterwards, Aya Biran went to the Tel Aviv Family Court for “immediate return” to Italy on the basis of the Hague Convention. The judge’s ruling came two weeks after the court hearings in Tel Aviv ended.