Etymology
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Intifada (n.)

"Palestinian revolt," 1985, from Arabic, literally "a jumping up" (in reaction to something), from the verb intafada "to be shaken, shake oneself."

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Definitions of Intifada

intifada (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;
the first intifada ended when Israel granted limited autonomy to the Palestine National Authority in 1993
Synonyms: intifadah
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