Most commonly, and very loosely, translated as 'uprising'. The word first gained common currency during bloody disturbances which erupted in the occupied territories towards the end of 1987, and continued for nearly six years. That intifada is widely credited with forcing the Israelis to re-think their occupation strategy, and to enter negotiations
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- the Palestinian uprising (beginning in 1987) against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip
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Palestinian uprising, specifically between December 1987 and September 1993, during which time a loosely organized group of Palestinians (the Liberation Army of Palestine, also called Intifada)...
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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`
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Intifada (انتفاضة intifāḍ`ah``) is an Arabic word which literally means "shaking off", though it is popularly translated into English as "uprising" or "resistance" or "rebellion". ``Intifāḍat`` ("uprising of"), not to be confused with the Arabic plural ``intifāḍāt` (انتفاضات). It is often used as a term...
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Intifada (intēfă'de) [Arab.,=uprising, shaking off], the Palestinian uprising during the late 1980s and early 90s in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, areas that had been occupied by Israel since 1967. A vehicular accident that killed four Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in Dec., 1987, sp...
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Palestinian uprising, specifically between December 1987 and September 1993, during which time a loosely organized group of Palestinians (the Liberation Army of Palestine, also called Intifada) rebelled against armed Israeli troops in the occupied territories of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Their campaign for self-determination included st...
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