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Izzat Tannous

(1896 - 1969)

Born in Nablus in 1896; politician and medical doctor; representative of the Palestine Arab Higher Committee at the United Nations General Assembly during the British Mandate; politically pro-majlesiyoun; head of the Arab Office in London during the Great Revolt of 1936; tried to prevent partition by negotiating with the British and demanding that they alter their policy; headed the Arab Higher Committee delegation to the UN in the 1950s.

Sources: Palestine Facts