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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 the Appendix of 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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Previous Intifadas succeeded, or so goes the Israeli logic, because of Arab backing.
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.
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.
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.
In this regard, the permanent Palestinian intifada is the opposite of the permanent Trotsky intifada, as our intifadas end with defeats, ones whose duplication we cannot adjourn.
The eruption of both the first and the second Intifadas cannot be faultlessly explained by one individual, for it meant different things to different people.
As for two generations of Palestinians who lived through the first and second Intifadas, scribing rebellious graffiti, hurling stones at occupying soldiers, refusing to buy Israeli products that were so arrogantly imposed on Palestinians (while impeding the growth of Palestinian local industry) may not have unshackled a hostage nation.
On the other hand, when viewed in the context of the nation's sharp economic fluctuations over the last two decades, the present cycle of growth can also be seen as a respite between Intifadas.
Goldberg and Justine Shapiro, along with co-director and editor Carlos Bolado, shot the documentary between 1997 and 2000, in the comparatively peaceful period between the first and second intifadas.