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intifada

[in-tuh-fah-duh]
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  1. (sometimes initial capital letter) a revolt begun in December 1987 by Palestinian Arabs to protest Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Origin of intifada

1988; < Arabic intifāḍa literally, a shaking off, derivative of fāḍa to shake off
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intifada

noun
  1. the Palestinian uprising against Israel in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that started at the end of 1987

Word Origin

C20: Arabic, literally: uprising
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Word Origin and History for intifada

Intifada

n.

"Palestinian revolt," 1985, from Arabic, literally "a jumping up" (in reaction to something), from the verb intafada "to be shaken, shake oneself."

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intifada in Culture

intifada

[(in-tuh-fah-duh)]

Arabic for uprising. Starting in 1987, Palestinians have engaged in an intermittent intifada against Israel on the West Bank and Gaza Strip in their pursuit of a Palestinian state.

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