intifadah

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Noun1.intifadah - 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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In the past three decades, Israel experienced two Palestinian uprisings against its continuing occupation--the first and second intifadahs.
However, during the intifadah years, 2001-2003, instead of growing, per capita GDP decreased by an average annual rate of 1.
Hi-tech attracted the highest investments, which grew by an average annual rate of 8%, including during the intifadah years.