an uprising; specif., either of two insurrections (1987-93, 2000-05) of Palestinian Arabs against Israeli military forces in the occupied territories of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank of the Jordan
also sp. in·ti·fa′deh
Origin of intifadaArabic intif??a, literally , a shudder, shaking off ; from nafa?a, to shake
A protracted grassroots campaign of protest and sometimes violent resistance against perceived oppression or military occupation, especially either of two uprisings among Palestinian Arabs in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, the first beginning in 1987 and the second in 2000, in protest against Israeli occupation of these territories.
Origin of intifadaArabic intifa&dlowdot;a, shudder, awakening, uprising, from intifa&dlowdot;a, to be shaken, wake up, derived stem of nafa&dlowdot;a, to shake; see np&saclod; in Semitic roots.
Arabic انتفاضة (intifāḍa, “shaking off, uprising, insurrection”)