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Muslim doctor from Israel joined Islamic State, killed in battle

Othman Abed Al-Kayan, a Beduin intern at the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon who recently disappeared, has joined the Islamic State, It was reported today. Al-Kayan's family said he was killed in battle.

Al-Kayan returned 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.

In last May he was supposed to start a one-month internship at the Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva, but he failed to show up at the hospital and disappeared.


"Security forces turned to us in their investigation of his disappearance and then we found out he joined the Islamic State," the hospital said.

"He studied in Jordan for many years and then came back," Al-Kayan's older brother said. "One morn

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Added: Oct-19-2014 Occurred On: Oct-19-2014
By: aydeo
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Tags: Muslim, Doctor, Ashkelon, Medical Center, Islamic State
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