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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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You are here. Why Israel has no right to jail Ahed Tamimi. Bernadette McAliskey The Electronic Intifada 23 March 2018. A protester holds a photo of Ahed Tamimi confronting a soldier during a demonstration in London calling for the Palestinian girl's release from Israeli prison, December 2017. Ahmad Al-Bazz ActiveStills.
"Whoever planted the bombs didn't mean to kill Hamdallah and Faraj," Okal told The Electronic Intifada. However, Okal did not believe the attack was staged by Fatah either. "This was a strong message to the PA that it is not welcome in Gaza, especially after the punitive measures imposed by Abbas ... bombing

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 · ... boycott
A court-approved agreement with the university allowing the event with Hatem Bazian to go forward is “a welcome development,” Gadeir Abbas, attorney with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), told The Electronic Intifada. In February, the Muslim Students Association at Arizona State ... boycott
Richard Irvine The Electronic Intifada 20 March 2018. A Palestinian boy watches a bulldozer clearing land for Israel's wall surrounding the West Bank village of al-Walaja, September 2011. Ryan Rodrick Beiler ActiveStills. Israel has expropriated a natural spring in the occupied West Bank village of al-Walaja, making ... boycott

Gaza, March 11 (Petra) - Some 19 Palestinians, including three children, have been killed by Israeli occupation fire in Gaza during the "Jerusalem Intifada" since 7th December and until today, Health Ministry in Gaza said on Sunday. According to the ministry report a total of 1083 Palestinians were injured ...
“The taste reminds them of Palestine. That's why people love our ice cream,” said Khamis Ghafour, better known as Abu Nader. Abu Nader, 73, owns an ice cream shop in Baddawi, a Palestinian refugee camp near Tripoli in northern Lebanon. His is a family trade going back nearly a century. “I make it the ...
David Cronin. David Cronin's picture. David Cronin is an associate editor of The Electronic Intifada. His latest book is Balfour's Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel (Pluto, 2017). Website ...
Speaking to The Electronic Intifada, Secker called it “a direct attack” on Jewish Voice for Labour by the party's establishment. Since left-winger and veteran Palestine activist Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of Labour in 2015 in an overwhelming grassroots vote, opponents in the party establishment have ...
In response to an inquiry from The Electronic Intifada, the European Commission gave its full support to von Schnurbein following her attack on Gomes. “The European Commission stands firm against anti-Semitism – as well as racism and xenophobia more generally – and the work of the coordinator on ...
“This dependence bodes ill for Egyptians, who will find their politics circumscribed by Israel's, and Palestinians, for whom any normalization of Israel's role and position in the region and the world is a normalization of occupation and oppression that shows no sign of ending,” The Electronic Intifada's Omar ...
Undercover agents from Israel's Border Police stormed the Birzeit University campus in the occupied West Bank disguised as journalists on Wednesday. They beat and arrested Omar Kiswani, the head of the student council. The university said Wednesday night that two students were injured by Israeli ...
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 · Man sits on edge of ship near pool of blood ...
"We believe that awarding the BDS movement with the Nobel Peace Prize is perfectly in line with the intentions of Alfred Nobel and his pro-Peace legacy," Moxnes told the Electronic Intifada by email. Moxnes said the decision to nominate the BDS movement, which has been endorsed by former peace ...
... cause of al-Saradih's death was a severe beating to the head. Al-Saradih's family told Haaretz that he did not suffer from any prior medical issues. They added that he was not affiliated with any political organizations. Al-Saradih had previously been wounded by gunfire in 2002 during the second intifada.
Naila was imprisoned and tortured for her resistance, and upon her release organized women to lead the uprising known as the first intifada that began in 1987. The film opens with a present-day scene of Naila looking through a photo album with her son Majd, who observes that asking someone to recall ...

Israel passed a law on 7 March that would permit the revocation of people's residency status in occupied East Jerusalem if they should be found in “breach of allegiance” to Israel. The law, sponsored by the Israeli government and ratified in the Knesset, allows the cancellation of residency permits on three ...
David Cronin. David Cronin's picture. David Cronin is an associate editor of The Electronic Intifada. His latest book is Balfour's Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel (Pluto, 2017). Website ...
The Israeli authorities are exerting pressure on Facebook to comply with more of their demands. Earlier this month, members of Israel's parliament, the Knesset, discussed how to suppress content of which they disapproved on the social media website. One objective was to get Facebook to ban pictures of ...
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Palestine will launch a new Arab intifada – an uprising against Israel - in response to relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which is expected to take place in May, Nayef Hawatmeh, head of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), said Friday.
On Monday, The Electronic Intifada exclusively published details of what is in the film. According to a source who has seen it, the film identifies a number of lobby groups as working with Israel to spy on American citizens using sophisticated data gathering techniques. It is also said to cast light on covert ...
But on trade, security, tech, medicine, there's a lot of cooperation.” According to The Electronic Intifada's source, Adelstein is seen in the undercover footage explaining that an American Jewish Committee “study tour” of the United Arab Emirates focusing on “mutual cooperation” was planned. In January, the ...
“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 ...


 

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