Origin[change | change source]
In Arabic, intifada means a "shaking," which in turn is from the word nafada ("to shake off"). An intifada can be seen as a way for people to "shake off" a power that is oppressing them.
List of intifadas[change | change source]
Several events in Palestine have been called intifadas. The First Intifada took place from 1987 to 1993, when Palestinians fought back against Israel.