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Eitan Biran returns to Italy after Supreme Court rejects appeal from mother’s family

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Eitan Biran, a 6-year-old boy who was orphaned in a cable car crash in Italy, returned to the country on Friday, days after Israel’s Supreme Court rejected a final appeal from his Israel-based family.

Biran — who was living in Italy at the time of the cable car crash in May that killed his parents, his younger brother and his great-grandparents — has become the subject of a bitter custody fight between his Italy-based paternal family and his Israel-based maternal family.

A lawyer from the maternal family oversaw the transfer at the airport, where Biran was accompanied on the flight by his aunt and two cousins.

“After 84 days since he was illegally taken from his home, he returns to his daily routine, his medical framework and his educational treatments, to his friends in the neighborhood, his school, the community he grew up in, and his loving cat Oliver,” said a........

© The Times of Israel

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