intifadah intifadah

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. It was the first intifadah, which raged from 1987 to 1991, that did more than anything else to ensure Arafat's triumphant return to the West Bank under the Oslo agreements, but the .
  2. It was the first intifadah, which raged from 1987 to 1991, that did more than anything else to ensure Arafat's triumphant return to the West Bank under the Oslo agreements, but the .

Quotes

  1. "So long as the occupation continues, the intifadah will not stop," Barghouthi told the court. "As long as Palestinian mothers are weeping, Israeli mothers will also weep. . . . The day of my freedom will come when the Palestinian people is...
    on May 20, 2004 By: Marwan Barghouti Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "People are ready to support the intifadah as long as they believe it will help achieve their objectives," Abu Amr said. "But I think the yearning now is for alternative possibilities."
    on Dec 6, 2004 By: Ziad Abu Amr Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  3. "The first intifadah gave birth to Hamas," said Mustafa Barghouti, a leader of a pro-reform movement called the Palestinian National Initiative. "The second intifadah is bringing to life a new option, a Palestinian democratic trend. . . . It...
    on Sep 29, 2004 By: Mustafa Barghouti Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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