Definitions

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  • n. truce, armistice, cease-fire
  • n. a pause to regroup, rearm, and prepare for the next fight

Etymologies

Arabic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The term hudna is loaded with implicit religious inferences, and was used to present Hamas's political views as both pragmatic but also based on time-honoured Islamic political tradition.

    Al-Ahram Weekly Online

  • Hamas was now holding many local posts, and their incumbent officials had been free of any allegations of corruption and, for sixteen months, had meticulously observed a cease-fire commitment, which they called hudna.

    Palestine Peace Not Apartheid

  • This open-hand policy translates into a long-term hudna (truce/ceasefire), acceptance of borders (1967), and a referendum on the Peace Process.

    Wasseem El Sarraj: Gazans Are No Fools

  • Typically covering 10 years, a hudna is recognized in Islamic jurisprudence as a legitimate and binding contract.

    Sound Politics: Obsession Shown At Cedar Park

  • This offer of hudna is no ruse ... to strengthen our military machine ....

    Sound Politics: Obsession Shown At Cedar Park

  • Since 2005, the group has abided by a self-imposed cease-fire and has indicated the possibilities of a long-term hudna (truce) on several occasions.

    All Roads Lead to Checkpoints

  • Hamas has now offered to observe a long-term hudna, and is waiting for an Israeli reply.

    Hamas: The Last Chance for Peace?

  • Hamas is prepared to abide by a long-term hudna, or cease-fire, which would end all violence.

    Hamas: The Last Chance for Peace?

  • So at that time, we can give long-term hudna or long-term truce, can be (inaudible).

    CNN Transcript Jan 29, 2006

  • Pressure on Israel is also the best way to defang Hamas, because genuine progress towards a Palestinian state in the one thing that could strengthen Abbas and other Palestinian moderates and force Hamas to move beyond its talk about a long-term hudna (truce) and accept the idea of permanent peace.

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

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