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Arabic intifāḍa shudder, awakening, uprising from intifaḍa to be shaken, wake up derived stem of nafaḍa to shake npṣ́ in Semitic roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Arabic انتفاضة (intifāḍa, “shaking off, uprising, insurrection”)
Since the start of the current intifada in September 2000, closure has intensified dramatically.
Eventually, with aid cut off and no hope of negotiations, Hamas will revert to terror and the third intifada will begin.
The present Intifada is the popular expression of the failure of the Oslo agreements to achieve Palestinian self-determination.
Three months later he was out and free to organize increasingly violent settler attacks on Palestinians during the intifada.
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