Al-Qastal

Al-Qastal

Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 19.01.2007:

Al-Qastal Before 1948

The village stood on top of a high, rounded hill, overlooking wide expanses in all four directions. It overlooked the Jerusalem-Jaffa highway to the north and northeast, to which it was linked by a secondary road. Its position over the highway accorded al-Qastal a strategic significance. The village name was derived from the Latin castettum, the term for th(...)

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