from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An uprising among Palestinian Arabs of the Gaza Strip and West Bank, beginning in late 1987 and continuing sporadically into the early 1990s, in protest against continued Israeli occupation of these territories.
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- n. An uprising, such as the Palestinian resistance to the 1987 Israeli occupation of the West Bank of the Jordan and the Gaza Strip or the 2011 revolt against Assad's rule in Syria.
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- 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
Arabic intifāḍa, shudder, awakening, uprising, from intifaḍa, to be shaken, wake up, derived stem of nafaḍa, to shake; see npṢ́ in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Arabic انتفاضة (intifāḍa, "shaking off, uprising, insurrection") (Wiktionary)