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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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She has published two books in Hebrew at the Open University Press: Exiled in their Borders: Israeli Cinema between two Intifadahs (2012) as well as Looking Back: A Revised History of Israeli Cinema 1948-1990 (2014).
In the past three decades, Israel experienced two Palestinian uprisings against its continuing occupation--the first and second intifadahs.
However, it should be remembered that Israel had allready instituted similar emergency measures in 2001-2003, in the course of a deep recession brought on by the second intifadah: education and health services were adversely affected following cuts in their budgets; social security payments were also reduced; and the poverty rate jumped to a new level, where it has remained ever since.