MembersIsrael Interceding For Life of Anti-Israel Drug Convict

Jewish state pulls out all the stops to prevent execution of local Arab woman who hates Israel. Does she deserve such mercy?

By Edy Cohen | | Topics: Israeli Arabs
Israel's Minister for Regional Cooperation Issawi Frej has done everything to keep an anti-Israel Arab citizen from facing a death sentence. Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

“The State of Israel will do everything.”

This is a sentence that we hear often from senior Israeli officials regarding Israelis held in captivity by Hamas in Gaza. It means that the State of Israel will leave no stone unturned in its efforts to locate and rescue them.

However, now we find out that the State of Israel has also done and is doing everything to save an Israeli citizen who was apprehended in Dubai with large quantities of illegal drugs in her possession.


Sentenced to die

Fidaa Kiwan is a 43-year-old Arab Israeli woman from Haifa whose family is nominally Christian. At the beginning of the year, she was caught in possession of half a kilogram of cannabis, about 50 grams of cocaine and pills of various psychoactive substances. She was arrested and then in April after being convicted by a court in Abu Dhabi, was sentenced to death.

The authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) consider drug offenses to be among the most severe infractions of their laws, and often impose...

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