Israel's High Court of Justice upheld a lower court ruling in favor of Biran's Israeli-Italian aunt.
Gabriel Abutbul Alon is accused of helping Shmuel Peleg kidnap Eitan Biran from Italy.
The grandfather of six-year-old orphan Eitan Biran, who is at the epicenter of a dramatic legal custody battle, requested to appeal to the Supreme Court in order to bar Biran's return to Italy.
Biran's grandfather, Shmuel Peleg, is disturbed Italy issued an international arrest warrant against him for kidnapping.
In September, Shmuel Peleg illegally transferred the child – the only survivor of a cable car crash – to Israel, without the approval of the boy’s aunt, who had custody.
The grandfather of Eitan Biran, the sole survivor of a cable car crash, seeks to reverse a lower court ruling in favor of Biran's Italy-based aunt.
MIDDLE ISRAEL: Dueling aunts must find a way to build together the future of the boy who lost his family in an Alpine cable-car accident.
How can religion or nationality justify uprooting such a young child from his environment, who has already suffered so much – and through a kidnapping on top of it?