Israeli gets death sentence in Dubai

An Israeli woman has been sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates, after she was arrested for drug possession.

The woman, a 43-year-old Israeli Arab from the northern city of Haifa named Fida Kiwan, was arrested in Dubai on March 17th, 2021 after half a kilogram of cocaine was found at her apartment.

A UAE court found Kiwan guilty, despite her claim that the cocaine was not hers.

On Tuesday, the court handed down a death sentence.

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