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October 19, 2014 11:53 am

Israel Based Medical Intern Killed in Battle After Joining Islamic State

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Islamic State flags discovered in Nazareth Illit on Tuesday. Photo: Israel Police.

Ynet – Athman Abed Al-Kayan, an intern at the Barzilai Medical Center who recently disappeared, has joined the Islamic State, the hospital said on Sunday. Al-Kayan’s family said he was killed in battle.

Al-Kayan came to Israel after finishing med school in Jordan. He passed the ordination exams and received a temporary license to practice medicine in the country. In February, he started interning at the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, according to the hospital.

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