- Alternative form of intifadah.
Variant of intifada
an uprising; specif., the insurrection of Palestinian Arabs, begun in 1987, against Israeli military forces in the occupied territories of the Gaza Strip and the west bank of the Jordan
also sp. intifadeh
Origin of intifadaArabic intifāḍa, literally , a shudder, shaking off ; from nafaḍa, to shake