Intifada (انتفاضة "intifāḍat") is an Arabic word for "shaking off", though it is generally translated into English as rebellion. According to a 2007 article in the "Washington Post", "the word "intifada" crystallized in its current Arabic meaning during the first Palestinian uprising in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It is a valid term for popular resistance to oppression, "cite web
title=In New York, a Word Starts a Fire
author=Robin Shulman
publisher=Washington Post
date=August 24, 2007

Intifada may refer to:
*March Intifada, a Leftist uprising against the British colonial presence in Bahrain in March 1965.
*Zemla Intifada against Spanish rule in Spanish Sahara, beginning in 1970.
*First Intifada, a Palestinian uprising against Israeli rule in 1987 to 1993.
*1990s Intifada, an uprising in Bahrain demanding a return to democratic rule.
*1991 uprisings in Iraq against Saddam Hussein.
*Cedar Revolution or Intifada of Independence, the events in Lebanon after Rafiq Hariri's 2005 assassination.
*Independence Intifada, demonstrations and riots in Morocco and Western Sahara beginning in May 2005.
*French Intifada, an occasional American term for riots in France in the fall of 2005.
*Second, or al-Aqsa Intifada, the violent Palestinian-Israeli conflict that began in September 2000.


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