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Leader of Arab League in America Commits Suicide in New York

January 11, 1942
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Dr. Fuad Isa Shatara, president of the Arab National League of America, was listed by the police yesterday as a suicide after his body had been found in his offices, where he also lived, at 153 Clinton Street, Brooklyn. He was 48 years old. A note Dr. Shatara left for his wife, before taking poison, said: “My nerves are frayed, my health undermined, and I cannot go on any longer.”

Dr. Shatara, where organization represented some 10,000 persons of Arab and Syrian nationality or origin in this country, often spoke at meetings and forums. Born in Palestine, Shatara presented the Arab views on the Palestine question. A graduate of the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Shatara had been on the medical staff of the Cumberland Hospital for twenty years.

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