intifada

noun
in·​ti·​fa·​da | \ ˌin-tə-ˈfä-də How to pronounce intifada (audio) \

Definition of intifada

: uprising, rebellion specifically : an armed uprising of Palestinians against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Examples of intifada in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Visitors travelling to Bethlehem pass through a sprawling Israeli checkpoint and then drive along the separation wall, which Israel began building during the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising, in the early 2000s. Joseph Krauss And Mohammad Daraghmeh, chicagotribune.com, "Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism," 10 Dec. 2019 Visitors travelling to Bethlehem pass through a sprawling Israeli checkpoint and then drive along the separation wall, which Israel began building during the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising, in the early 2000s. Joseph Krauss And Mohammad Daraghmeh, chicagotribune.com, "Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism," 10 Dec. 2019 The violent Palestinian uprising known as the second intifada that followed the 1993 Oslo Accords convinced many Israelis that a broader pact with the Palestinians was untenable. Felicia Schwartz, WSJ, "Trump Middle East Peace Plan Calls for $50 Billion in Investment," 22 June 2019 Visitors travelling to Bethlehem pass through a sprawling Israeli checkpoint and then drive along the separation wall, which Israel began building during the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising, in the early 2000s. Joseph Krauss And Mohammad Daraghmeh, chicagotribune.com, "Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism," 10 Dec. 2019 Visitors travelling to Bethlehem pass through a sprawling Israeli checkpoint and then drive along the separation wall, which Israel began building during the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising, in the early 2000s. Washington Post, "Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism," 9 Dec. 2019 He was linked to the armed wing of Fatah and was arrested in the early 2000s, during the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising. Washington Post, "Palestinians protest US settlement decision in ‘day of rage’," 27 Nov. 2019 He was linked to the armed wing of Fatah and was arrested in the early 2000s, during the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising. Mohammed Daraghmeh, chicagotribune.com, "Thousands of Palestinians protest U.S. settlement decision across the West Bank in ‘day of rage’," 26 Nov. 2019 That period includes three armed conflicts between Israel and Hamas in Gaza and the second intifada. Cnaan Liphshiz, sun-sentinel.com, "Belgian editor defends publication of column saying Jews have ‘ugly noses’," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of intifada

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for intifada

Arabic intifāḍa, literally, the act of shaking off

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The first known use of intifada was in 1985

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23 Jan 2020

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“Intifada.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intifada. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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