intifada intifada  /ˌɪn tɪ ˈfɑ də/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an uprising by Palestinian Arabs (in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank) against Israel in the late 1980s and again in 2000

Usage(s):

  1. Why Washington is knocking heads together to end the intifada.
  2. Abbas, moreover, recognizes that Hamas is an integral part of Palestinian society today, having been moved into the mainstream by the intifada.
  3. Ask Saif Abukeshek when he became an online activist, and he'll give you the same answer as many of his Palestinian peers: after the second intifada erupted, in 2000.

News

  • Texas Student Wins Fight To Carry Palestinian Flag At Graduation

    Palestinian high school student Malak Abdallahi takes pride in her heritage. So when her school administrators told her she couldn’t carry the Palestinian flag at her graduation ceremony, she wasn’t about to take no for an answer. This absolutely fascinating story comes via the good folks at Electronic Intifada . Abdallahi attends Fossil Ridge High school near Fort Worth, Texas. It’s school ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

Quotes

  1. Respect MP George Galloway, who will help to drive, said: "There is an intifada sweeping Britain. It is a massive and peaceful movement in support of the beleaguered population of Gaza and Palestine. It is happening everywhere, but is especially...
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: George Galloway Source: Sky News

  2. "I call upon you to carry out a third intifada (uprising)," Hamas leader Meshaal said on Al-Jazeera television.
    on Dec 27, 2008 By: Khaled Mashaal Source: Reuters UK

  3. Erekat said that during private meetings at the summit, Olmert had made a pledge to Abbas to "restore the situation in the West Bank to what it was before the Intifada" - the outbreak of violence in 2000 that led to Israel sending troops back...
    on Jun 25, 2007 By: Saeb Erekat Source: International Herald Tribune

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