The 6-year-old boy who was the sole survivor of the cable car disaster in northern Italy that killed 14 people has allegedly been abducted by his maternal grandfather and flown to Israel on a private jet, according to reports.
Eitan Biran made it out alive when the cable car plunged 20 feet into the side of a mountain near Lake Maggiore on May 24, but his parents, 2-year-old brother and great-grandparents perished.
The orphaned boy, who is at the center of a custody battle, has reportedly been living with his aunt Aya Biran-Nirko, the Italy-based sister of Eitan’s late father, Amit Biran, 30.
Gali Peleg, the sister of Eitan’s late mother, Tal Peleg-Biran, 26, has accused Biran-Nirko of kidnapping Eitan and preventing him from having a normal childhood.
On Sunday, things took a dramatic turn when Biran-Nirko told reporters that the previous day, Eitan’s maternal grandfather, Shmulik Peleg, took the boy on an agreed-upon day visit, but flew him