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Will an Israeli court hearing an application for the return of a child abroad be influenced in any way by the fact that the air tickets on which the alleged abductor and minor travelled were for both the outward and return journey ?

By: דיאנה שאלתיאלPublished on: 30 May, 2022

No, according to a judgment given by the Haifa Family Court years ago. It rejected the plea by the father, who was studying and working in the States , for the return of the child, to the States. He had claimed that the child had been wrongfully retained here by the mother at the end of a planned visit to her family back in their native Israel, but the court said: “ The centre of the child’s life is the state of Israel and not the places where his parents stayed in the United States. The fact that one is dealing with return tickets does not change my finding, because in many cases return tickets are cheaper than one-way tickets.”

 


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