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in·ti·fa·da

 (ĭn′tə-fä′də)
n.
A protracted grassroots campaign of protest and sometimes violent resistance against perceived oppression or military occupation, especially either of two uprisings among Palestinian Arabs in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, the first beginning in 1987 and the second in 2000, in protest against Israeli occupation of these territories.

[Arabic intifāḍa, shudder, awakening, uprising, from intifaḍa, to be shaken, wake up, derived stem of nafaḍa, to shake; see npṣ́ in Semitic roots.]

intifada

(ˌɪntɪˈfɑːdə)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Palestinian uprising against Israel in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that started at the end of 1987
[C20: Arabic, literally: uprising]

in•ti•fa•da

(ˌɪn təˈfɑ də)
n.
(sometimes cap.) a revolt begun in December 1987 by Palestinian Arabs to protest Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
[1980–85; < Arabic intifāḍa literally, a shaking off]

intifada

1. An Arabic word meaning uprising, used to mean the Palestinian uprising against Israel beginning in 1987.
2. The Arab name for the uprising against Israeli occupation in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intifada - an uprising by Palestinian Arabs (in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank) against Israel in the late 1980s and again in 2000; "the first intifada ended when Israel granted limited autonomy to the Palestine National Authority in 1993"
insurrection, revolt, uprising, rising, rebellion - organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
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intifada

[ˌɪntɪˈfɑːdə] Nintifada f
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9 (Petra)--More than 300,000 Palestinian men, women and children have been detained in Israeli prisons since the outbreak of the first Intifada on 9 December 1987.
He reduces the Intifada to the mere act of alleged stabbing of Israelis and points out to the painful truth that the Palestinian Authority "elites" are paying lip service to the "martyrs," while "simultaneously acting with determination on the ground to disrupt and stop attacks.
TEHRAN (FNA)- More than half of the Palestinians support a third intifada against Israel, according to a public opinion poll.
Once again Khaled Mishaal, the political bureau chairman of Hamas, has called for the establishment of a unified, national leadership that would lead the Jerusalem Intifada.
Speaking by video-link from Qatar, the head of the Islamist group urged other organisations to join "an operational leadership of the intifada.
Thirteen years passed between the First Intifada, which broke out in December 1987, and the start of the second in October 2000.
Despite the escalating violence, Ismail Haneya, deputy chief of the Islamic Hamas movement, on Friday called for expanding the current ongoing tension in the West Bank and east Jerusalem to a larger popular intifada, or uprising.
In 2013, 1,000 arrests were recorded, Fedaa Najadah, an official at the Palestinian Prison Club, said that arresting Palestinian minors is not a new Israeli policy, but the occupation used this policy during the first Palestinian Intifada (uprising) in 1989 when it arrested thousands of Palestinian minors who were subjected to all types of physical and psychological torture.
Summary: Like most episodes of Palestinian resistance, the Intifada -- the unarmed popular uprising against Israeli occupation of 1987-93 -- tends to be held hostage to hindsight.
BEIRUT--The last two weeks of attacks by Israelis and Palestinians and street clashes in Jerusalem have raised questions about whether Palestinians will launch a third intifada to shake off the Israeli occupation.
Many Palestinians find it hard to avoid the realization that only another intifada can help them realize their national objectives.
The intifada in the occupied Syrian Golan constitutes a practical rejection of the occupation and its unfair policies which caused their intifada in February, 14th, 1982.