Definition of intifada in English:

intifada

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪntɪˈfɑːdə
 
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noun

The Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The first intifada lasted from 1987 to 1993, and the second began in 2000.
More example sentences
  • Over 350 people have died since the beginning of the intifada, or Palestinian uprising, three months ago.
  • The Palestinian intifada, or uprising, broke out two years ago this Saturday.
  • One in four of the Palestinians killed in the intifada uprising against Israel, for example, have been Christians.

Origin

Arabic intifāḍa 'an uprising' (literally 'a jumping up as a reaction to something'), from intifaḍa 'be shaken, shake oneself'.

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