Israel's top court says Eitan should be returned to relatives, including Aya Biran-Nirko, in Italy.

Return accident boy to Italy: Israel court

In doing so, it rejected an application by the boy’s Israeli grandfather, who wanted to keep the child in Israel.

The boy, who lost both parents, his little brother and two great-grandparents in the May accident, had been flown to Israel secretly by his maternal grandfather in mid-September in defiance of a court order.

Since the accident, the boy had lived with his paternal aunt – Aya Biran-Nirko – in Pavia, Italy.

According to media reports, the public prosecutor’s office in Pavia has issued two international arrest warrants for the grandfather and an alleged accomplice.

In addition, the extradition of the two men has been requested.

The prosecution in the northern Italian city accuses the two men of strategically planning to take the boy back to Israel.

The accomplice was arrested in Cyprus on Thursday, according to media reports.

Eitan was born in Israel, according to media reports, but moved to Italy with his parents shortly after birth.

Read the article by Sara Lemel in The Canberra Times.