- (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.
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And what has been happening over the past months is, in her view, “a new method of Intifada,” and “maybe a more effective one.”
Refugee camps played a crucial role during the Second Intifada.
It is no wonder that headlines around the world are talking about a new, third intifada, or Palestinians uprising.
Will it all lead to the much feared, or much anticipated, “third intifada”?After the Israel Synagogue Massacre: A New Intifada?
November 19, 2014
They are clashing with Israeli police with a ferocity not seen since the second Intifada.The Seeds of the Next Intifada
July 7, 2014
- the Palestinian uprising against Israel in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that started at the end of 1987
Word Origin for intifada
Word Origin and History for intifada
"Palestinian revolt," 1985, from Arabic, literally "a jumping up" (in reaction to something), from the verb intafada "to be shaken, shake oneself."