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Abbas may have been president, but the chaos of the post-intifada era still loomed large.
Another thousand have been severed from their neighbors by the building of the separation barrier a decade ago, after the wave of suicide bombings that characterized the uprising known as the second intifada.
Barghouti, a leader in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement, was convicted of murder over the killing of Israelis during the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising, and sentenced in 2004 to five life terms.
Work on the wall began in the early 2000s, in response to the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising.
Their eldest is Mohammad, 32, who is serving a 17-year sentence, the family said, for shooting at Israeli forces during the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising.
A spokesman for the mainstream Palestinian political party Fatah predicted an embassy move could lead to a third intifada, or popular uprising against Israel.
Increasingly, the threat to France looked less like terrorism visited from abroad, than a version of its own intifada — neighbors turning into killers, the ordinary tools of life used as weapons, and pleasantly mundane places made into war zones.
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Origin and Etymology of intifada
Arabic intifāḍa, literally, the act of shaking off
First Known Use: 1985See Words from the same year
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