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intifada (انتفاضة intifāḍah) is an Arabic word which literally means "shake" or "shaking", though it is popularly translated into English as "uprising", "resistance", or "rebellion". An intifada involves a large number of people, hence the word "shaking". It is often used as a term for popular resistance to oppression.


intifada may be used to refer to these events:


October Revolution, a series of strikes, riots, and demonstrations in Sudan, that ended with the dissolution of the Abbud military regime and the beginning of second civilian rule in 1964
March intifada, a leftist uprising against the British colonial presence in Bahrain in March 1965
Zemla intifada, against Spanish colonial rule in then Spanish Sahara, in June 1970
First intifada, a Palestinian uprising against the Israeli occupation lasting from December 1987 to 1993
1990s uprising in Bahrain, an uprising demanding a return to democratic rule, also known as the 1990s intifada
1991 uprisings in Iraq against Saddam Hussein
First Sahrawi intifada, protests by Sahrawi acitvists in the Western Sahara, south of Morocco
Second intifada, a period of intensified Israeli-Palestinian violence, which began in late September 2000 and ended around 2005
Cedar Revolution or "intifada of Independence", the events in Lebanon after Rafic Hariri's 2005 assassination
Independence intifada (Western Sahara) or Second Sahrawi intifada, demonstrations and riots in Western Sahara, south of Morocco, beginning in May 2005
Arab Spring, a revolutionary wave which began on 18 December 2010 in Tunisia
Tunisian Revolution, often named the Tunisian intifada
Yemeni Revolution, often named the Yemeni intifada
Egyptian revolution of 2011, often named Egyptian intifada
Protests in Sudan (2011–13), often named Sudanese intifada
Silent intifada, a series of violent acts and attacks in Jerusalem in 2014 sometimes referred to as the Third intifada


See also


The Electronic intifada, an online publication which covers the Israeli–Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective
"The French intifada: how the Arab banlieues are fighting the French state" book by Andrew Hussey

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"By putting its name to an Israeli government-sponsored motor race in the occupied West Bank, Honda is complicit in Israel's violations of international law and human rights," Jamal Juma', a member of the Palestinian boycott Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), told The Electronic intifada ...
The construction of a center for Jewish religious studies began in Jerusalem's Old City late Tuesday evening, according to the Palestinian Center for human rights (PCHR). The center is a short distance from the al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites. PCHR stated that the project is in direct violation ...

If they were so informed, they did not mention this knowledge in any of the social media posts viewed by The Electronic intifada. The same apparent geographic ignorance held on Thursday when the players toured the occupied Golan Heights, part of Syria. Whether the possible manipulation of the players ...
A Palestinian from the occupied West Bank is suing the Dutch company that supplied the dogs Israeli soldiers used to attack him when he was a child. For more than 20 years, Four Winds K9, a company based near the city of Nijmegen, has annually provided the Israeli army with dozens of dogs trained to ...
Miko Peled The Electronic intifada 14 February 2018. Shukri Abu Baker with supporters after a federal judge in Texas declared a mistrial in the case of the Holy Land Five, October 2007. Jim Mahoney Dallas Morning News. In July 2004, federal agents raided the homes of five Palestinian American families, arresting the ...
He told The Electronic intifada: "The growing gulf between the negative views of the general public on the arms trade and those insisting that selling arms is a normal and legitimate business is likely to see growing protests, particularly at the next [Defence and Security Equipment International] arms fair in ...

The campaign to defeat it was successful, Elsa Auerbach of Jewish Voice for peace - Boston told The Electronic intifada, "after the legislators understood that the framing of the bill was deceptive and posed a threat to the constitutionally protected right to free speech." The bill was endorsed by by the Jewish ...
Electronic intifada (@intifada) February 3, 2018. Outraged by a perceived insult to their occupation forces, Israeli leaders have vowed revenge against the Tamimi family and are subjecting Ahed, her mother Nariman and cousin Nour to military trials in kangaroo courts with a near-100 percent conviction rate ...
Omar Karmi The Electronic intifada 13 February 2018. Palestinians wait for permission to cross into Egypt at Gaza's southern border after it was exceptionally opened on 8 February. Mohammed Dahman APA images. They say there is no color darker than black. It is a Persian proverb that applies well to Palestinians' current ...
At the Muhammad al-Durra hospital in eastern Gaza, named for a Palestinian child killed by Israeli forces in 2000 at the start of the second intifada, doctors said at a press conference Monday that entire departments had already shut down and some patients were being turned away. Speaking at the press ...
When 9-year-old Muhammad Abu Haddaf died in hospital in the early hours of 6 December 2017, his mother Nisrin could not be at his bedside as she was nine-months pregnant. Muhammad's father, her husband Saleh, was too afraid to tell her the news. But when she found out from relatives later that ...
US Defense Secretary James Mattis meets with the emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at the sea Palace in Doha, Qatar, 22 April 2017. (Brigitte N. Brantley). Morton Klein, the President of the Zionist Organization Of America (ZOA) visited Doha earlier this month at the invite of Qatar's leader. News of ...
Ali Abunimah. Ali Abunimah's picture. Co-founder of The Electronic intifada and author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine, now out from Haymarket Books. Also wrote One Country: A Bold-Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse. Opinions are mine alone. twitter · facebook ...
This video shows Palestinian activists disrupting a meeting with a US diplomatic delegation at the Chamber of Commerce in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday, forcing the Americans to leave. The protesters carried banners and pictures of President Donald Trump and Vice President ...
Ali Abunimah. Ali Abunimah's picture. Co-founder of The Electronic intifada and author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine, now out from Haymarket Books. Also wrote One Country: A Bold-Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse. Opinions are mine alone. twitter · facebook ...
Weinthal specializes in smearing activists and groups and in 2010 teamed up with NGO Monitor to make false allegations against The Electronic intifada. Weinthal is also a "senior fellow" at the Foundation For The Defense Of Democracies, an American neoconservative group that has attempted to smear the ...
Ali Abunimah. Ali Abunimah's picture. Co-founder of The Electronic intifada and author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine, now out from Haymarket Books. Also wrote One Country: A Bold-Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse. Opinions are mine alone. twitter · facebook ...

US President Donald Trump meets Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in New York, 19 September 2017. Kevin Lamarque Reuters. The Qatari government has been sponsoring trips for right-wing Americans and staunch supporters of Israel in an apparent bid to salvage the emirate from its regional ...
Current and former trustees of a "men only" club at the heart of a sexual harassment scandal unfolding in the UK have deep ties to the Israel lobby, The Electronic intifada can reveal. Several attendees of a fundraising dinner at London's elite Dorchester Hotel last week also have significant connections to ...
Few people, even those dedicated to Palestinian history and politics, are familiar with the name of Joseph Mary Nagle Jeffries (1880-1960). One reason is the bombing of a publishing house in London during the German blitz of 1940. The fire that ensued destroyed most of the copies of his 750-page ...
Strategic affairs minister Gilad Erdan's official diary for 2016, obtained by Israeli activists and translated by The Electronic intifada, confirms his department's intimate links with the country's spy agencies. The diary lists a 17 January meeting with the head of the Shin Bet - Israel's domestic secret police.
Ali Abunimah. Ali Abunimah's picture. Co-founder of The Electronic intifada and author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine, now out from Haymarket Books. Also wrote One Country: A Bold-Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse. Opinions are mine alone. twitter · facebook ...
Against this backdrop, the Palestinians might as well kiss a balanced stance by the US goodbye for at least the full term of President Trump in office. This projected long wait may not be peaceful though. The eruption of another Palestinian intifada cannot be ruled out under the current circumstances, ...
On The Electronic intifada Podcast: Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi denied bail in an Israeli military court; activists celebrate the closure of a New York City diamond store owned by Israeli billionaire and settlement profiteer Lev Leviev. "Ahed is strong, and she is keeping her spirits high," says Gaby ...
When 16-year-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi stood up to Israeli occupation soldiers, she couldn't have known just how much of her story mainstream US media would cut away and twist. Salient facts - like how Ahed has spent her entire life under military occupation and Israel's near-fatal violence against ...
"A bullet hit his spine and he underwent surgery." Last year The Electronic intifada reported that an Israeli army officer threatened to make "all youth in the camp disabled." Several camp youths interviewed in Dheisheh said the officer had threatened or caused severe physical harm, especially to their lower ...
"Jeremy is concerned by reports that activists campaigning for justice for Palestinians, against illegal settlements and the ongoing occupation have been barred from Israel," Corbyn's spokesperson wrote in a statement to The Electronic intifada. The comments from the UK's main opposition party were made ...
Following Israeli propaganda requires you to suspend disbelief every so often. Just when you think its practitioners cannot get any worse, one of them sets a new record for poor taste. Hen Mazzig describes himself as a "social media guru and advocate on behalf of his country" - Israel. For a "guru," his ...
Tamara Nassar. Tamara Nassar is an assistant editor at The Electronic intifada. Protesters holding posters of Khalida Jarrar and Ahed Tamimi to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held ...
Five of The Electronic intifada's contributors in different parts of Gaza said they had noticed slight to modest improvements in the situation since Monday. Rami Almeghari, who lives in central Gaza's Maghazi refugee camp, said that the connection time had risen to six to eight hours, compared with two to ...
During the meeting, Fatah agreed to collaborate with the Iranian terror proxy "to activate a third intifada," the Hezbollah-affiliated Al Mayadeen TV network reported. In an interview with Al Mayadeen, Nasrallah said his talks with the Palestinians centered on Jerusalem, and asserted that Iran funded the ...
A European Union spokesperson told The Electronic intifada that the bloc is "seeking clarifications from the Israeli authorities" about the blacklist. "Any decision [or] action that could curtail freedom of expression and association or complicate the space in which civil society organizations operate should be ...
Ali Abunimah is the co-founder and executive director of the anti-Israel hate site Electronic intifada. Abunimah has a long track record as a prominent figure in anti-Israel campaigns and he's certainly not the first person one would consider to be an "expert" on Israeli politics or the internal machinations of the ...
And so, the official, together with a group of Fatah members, is looking at an "intifada of independence" in 2018, 70 years after the creation of Israel. Still, he claims that Fatah does not want to have such a strategy imposed by Hamas or by outside players such as former Fatah senior member Mohammed ...
Israel is preventing Omar Barghouti from traveling to Jordan to be with his mother for cancer surgery. Barghouti believes that he is being punished for his leadership role in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights, "given the well-established record of the Israeli regime's ...
It was carried through unified, collective action and the emergence of popular committees. Palestinians organized general strikes, opened underground schools, engaged in mass boycotts of Israeli goods and sheltered fighters wanted by the Israeli army. The momentum that the first intifada created in those ...
Perhaps there's an innocent explanation. If so, I'd like to hear it, because deleting a figure so prominent in the struggle for Palestinian rights would raise serious questions. Can one of your reporters at the Electronic intifada approach Wikipedia with a formal query? There may be nothing to this. Then again, it ...
This slim book, only 152 pages long, contains volumes. Although it focuses on a single aspect of the Israeli occupation - the use of permits to control the Palestinian population - Israeli author Yael Berda manages to illuminate the occupation as a whole. The focus of Living Emergency is even narrower ...
Maureen Clare Murphy. Maureen Clare Murphy's picture. Maureen Clare Murphy is the managing editor of The Electronic intifada and lives in Chicago. @maureenclarem on twitter ...
Last month members of Congress led by Minnesota's Betty McCollum introduced House Bill 4391, the first in US history that calls for accountability and transparency for US aid to Israel. Within a month of its introduction, 20 members of Congress have cosponsored a bill that focuses on Israeli violations of ...
The local Palestinian situation, especially in the West Bank, is the first challenge to a third Palestinian intifada. Hence, during the first and the second intifadas, there was large support and participation from one of the biggest Palestinian factions at that time, the Fatah movement. Fatah, which had huge ...
The announcement prompted the leader of the Islamic militant group Hamas to call for a new intifada -- or uprising -- against Israel. Hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians were killed in the last intifada in the early 2000s. But while the most recent protests, while sometimes violent, have appeared dramatic, ...
It has been 30 years since the first Palestinian intifada, or uprising, exploded onto the scene in the occupied territories. The prevailing images of unarmed Palestinians throwing rocks at fully armed Israeli troops and military vehicles, which clearly showed the occupied and the occupier, were covered with ...
It involved many forms of civil disobedience, including: massive demonstrations, general strikes, refusal to pay taxes, boycotts of Israeli products, graffiti and underground 'freedom schools', as well as unarmed forms of resistance such as stone-throwing and Molotov cocktails. By the end of 1988, there had ...
Thirty years ago, on this day, the first Palestinian uprising, known as the intifada, began in Gaza. The intifada was sparked by the deaths of four Palestinians in December 1987. By the time it ended, more than 1,100 people had died and roughly 16,000 had been arrested. This became a watershed moment ...
When the first intifada commenced in December 1987, I had just turned 15. At the cusp of manhood, I had entered my first year at the famed Khaled Ibn Al-Walid high school in the Nuseirat refugee camp. Though future opportunities in a refugee camp under military occupation were restricted, my ...
The following day, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian protester, inadvertently sparking the first intifada, a massive, overwhelmingly nonviolent uprising that soon spread throughout the occupied territories. It was a moment of remarkable revolutionary unity, engaging hundreds of thousands of ordinary ...
In English, the word intifada is often translated as a "rebellion" or "uprising," but the original meaning in Arabic is closer to "shaking off" or "getting rid of" someone or something. When intifada is used in the context of the decades of fighting between the Palestinians and Israelis, it means an organized, both ...
Ali Abunimah. Ali Abunimah's picture. Co-founder of The Electronic intifada and author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine, now out from Haymarket Books. Also wrote One Country: A Bold-Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse. Opinions are mine alone. twitter · facebook ...
The airline, which flies from Britain to multiple US cities, would not reveal whether any Israeli state representatives had lobbied the company about the menu. A spokesperson for the airline told The Electronic intifada it had deleted the reference to Palestinian cuisine "as a result of feedback," including an ...


 

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