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Custody battle for 6-year-old who survived Italy’s cable crash

A six-year-old boy who was the sole survivor of a cable car crash this year in northern Italy is at the center of a bitter custody battle between his maternal grandparents in Israel and his paternal parents in Italy, who claim the child was airlifted without their permission to Israel over the weekend. Fourteen people, including the parents and younger brother of Eitan Biran, died when the cable car slammed into the side of a mountain on May 23 after the cable broke. After the boy was released from a Turin hospital after weeks of treatment for serious injuries, Italian juvenile court authorities ruled the child could live with a paternal aunt near Pavia in northern Italy.