Intifada



[in-tuh-fah-duh] /ˌɪn təˈfɑ də/

noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a revolt begun in December 1987 by Palestinian Arabs to protest Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
/ˌɪntɪˈfɑːdə/
noun
1.
the Palestinian uprising against Israel in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that started at the end of 1987
n.

“Palestinian revolt,” 1985, from Arabic, literally “a jumping up” (in reaction to something), from the verb intafada “to be shaken, shake oneself.”
intifada [(in-tuh-fah-duh)]

Arabic for uprising. Starting in 1987, Palestinians have engaged in an intermittent intifada against Israel on the West Bank and Gaza Strip in their pursuit of a Palestinian state.

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