The United Arab Emirates has sentenced an Israeli woman to death for narcotics possession, according to Israeli media reports.

Haifa resident Fidaa Kiwan, 43, owns a photography studio and was invited to Dubai about a year ago by a Palestinian acquaintance for design work, according to the report.

She arrived in Dubai independently and stayed at an apartment arranged for her. She was arrested after half a kilogram of cocaine was found during a search of her apartment about a week later, according to the report.

Her sentence, which was handed down on Tuesday, may be converted into a prison term, according to Kan News.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry is dealing with the case, and is in contact with Kiwan’s family, according to the report.

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