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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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The previous intifadas in 1987-1993 and 2000-2005 left hundreds of Israelis and thousands of Palestinians dead.
The First and Second Intifadas, as well as the 2015 'Third Intifada', were expressions of resistance against Israel's ongoing occupation and its violation of Palestinian rights.
But is it not possible that the outcomes of these previous Intifadas are what is making the current uprising different?
The current uprising is different; so different, in fact, that many are still hesitating to call it an "Intifada;" as if Intifadas are the outcome of some clear-cut science, an exact formula of blood and popular participation that must be fully satisfied before a eureka moment is announced by some political commentator.
In the first two intifadas, in 1987-1993 and 2000-2005, thousands of people were killed and many more wounded in near daily violence.
That is a reasonable expectation, in view of the two previous intifadas and the continuing abuses that Palestinians suffer from Israel's occupation, colonization and siege policies.
That is a reasonable expectation, in view of the two previous intifadas and the continuing abuses that Palestinians suffer under the impact of Israeli occupation, colonization and siege policies.
While prophesying a wave of mass protests is difficult, one can look back at the last two Intifadas and the many smaller Intifadas and point out the ingredients that can possibly cause the third uprising.
The page's creators claim that after "popular intifadas" have toppled the Tunisian and Egyptian governments, it is now the turn of the Palestinian intifada to take place.
in all Palestinian towns and villages and develop an intifada that takes into consideration lessons learned from the first two intifadas" in 1987-93 and 2000-05, Hamadeh said, quoting unnamed sources.
The Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas seems to be on its last legs and with the ultra extremist Israeli government in power and insistent on swallowing most of the West Bank for Jewish settlement construction, a third Intifada is bound to put a stop to any further expansion of Zionist expansion in Palestinian territories, just as was the case during the past two Intifadas,.
Interestingly enough, both intifadas exploded when things were 'more or less' all right.