Grandparent of cable car crash survivor wanted for kidnapping

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Grandparent of cable car crash survivor wanted for kidnapping
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Grandparent of young cable car crash survivor wanted for kidnapping.

Young Eitan survived a cable car crash in northern Italy earlier this year. The authorities have issued an arrest warrant for his grandfather.

An international arrest warrant has been issued according to reports from local media on Wednesday, November 10. The cable car crash killed 14 people in May.

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Eitan’s grandfather Shmuel Peleg is from Israel. Peleg along with Gabriel Abutbul Alon drove Eitan to an airport in Switzerland before he was flown to Israel. The pair are charged with abducting a child by the public prosecutor’s office in Pavia.

Reportedly the two men had “a premeditated strategic plan” to kidnap the child. Eitan has been in Israel since early September. Peleg used a private plane to take the child to Israel without consent. Relatives of his deceased mother live in Israel.

Peleg and his ex-wife Etty are being investigated. Eitan’s aunt had been looking after the boy since his immediate family died in the cable car crash. She reported the child missing when his grandfather did not return him at the scheduled time.


A custody battle has been ongoing since the boy lost his family in the crash. The young boy’s parents and his brother died in the accident.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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