"The ALA didn’t even try to save the chickens"
The ALA, or Arab Liberation Army, rarely engaged the Israelis in battle. It was one of several Arab armies that were sent to Palestine, and comprised Iraqi and Yemeni soldiers. Syria, Jordan and Egypt also sent armies into Palestine. There was little cooperation and open animosity between the Arab countries. Syria and Egypt were defeated, while Jordan colluded with Israel and annexed the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Egypt retained control of Gaza.