Abd al-Qadir al-Husseini and his men study a map. Israel Netach, Palmach Archive

A Fight to the Death, and Betrayal by the Arab World: The Most Disastrous 24 Hours in Palestinian History

The losing of the battle for Al-Qastel, led by the legendary Arab commander and terrorist Abd al-Qadir al-Husseini, marked the launch of the Nakba in '48

April 8, 1948, was the most disastrous day in the history of Arab Jerusalem and of the Palestinian people in the modern era.

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