The Israeli foreign ministry identified him as Eitan Biran.
"Yitzhak and Barbara wanted to see the great-grandchildren".
A call came just after midday, Italy's alpine rescue service said, adding that the cable auto was "crumpled" in the woods and two children had been taken by helicopter to a pediatric hospital in the nearby city of Turin.
It's understood 15 people were inside the cable auto at the time of the horror incident.
The cause of the incident remains unclear, but local reports suggest the cable carrying the vehicle may have failed about 300m (984ft) from the top of the mountain.
The Stresa-Mottarone cable vehicle takes tourists and locals from the town on Lake Maggiore, nearly 1,400 metres above sea level to the top of the Mottarone mountain in 20 minutes.
The 20-minute cable vehicle ride, popular with tourists, links Stresa with the 1,500-metre (4,900-foot) summit of the Mottarone mountain, which offers spectacular views of the Alps.
"It was a awful, bad scene", Marcella Severino, Stresa's mayor, told Italy's SkyTG24.
The children were in serious condition when they arrived at the Regina Margherita hospital in nearby city of Turin, spokesman Pier Paolo Berra told NBC News by telephone.
Rescuers work by the wreckage of a cable auto after it collapsed near the summit of the Stresa-Mottarone line in the Piedmont region, northern Italy, May 23, 2021.
"We are devastated, in pain", Marcella Severino, Stresa's mayor told national broadcaster RAI, while Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi voiced his condolences to the families of the victims, "with a special thought" for the injured children.
The transport ministry said a preliminary check of the cable line's safety and maintenance record show that the whole lift structure underwent a renovation in August 2016, and that a maintenance check was performed in 2017.
Rescuers work by the wreckage of a cable auto after it collapsed near the summit of the Stresa-Mottarone line in the Piedmont region, northern Italy, Sunday, May 23, 2022.
At least 13 people died and three were seriously injured on Sunday when a cable vehicle linking Italy's Lake Maggiore with a nearby mountain in the Alps plunged 20 metres to the ground, local officials and rescuers said.
Fire crews, including a helicopter and mountain rescue teams, are on site.
Mottarone reaches a height of 1,491m (4,900ft) and overlooks several picturesque lakes and the surrounding Alps of Italy's Piedmont region.
The trip up the mountain from the base at the lake features a cable vehicle to get up most of the way and then a chairlift to reach a small amusement park, Alpyland, further up that has a children's rollercoaster offering 360-degree views of the scenery.