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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 '90s. It is seen by many Arabs as a valid term for popular resistance to oppression, while for many English speakers it has come to conjure images of violent attacks on civilians."
"The Palestinians were largely unarmed, so the enduring picture of the intifada is one of young men and boys throwing stones and rocks at Israeli troops." 
It may refer to:
- 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 assassination.
- French Intifada, an occasional American term for riots in France in the fall of 2005.
- Independence Intifada, demonstrations and riots in Morocco and Western Sahara beginning in May 2005.
- March Intifada, a Leftist uprising against the British colonial presence in Bahrain in March 1965.
- Second, or al-Aqsa Intifada, the violent Palestinian-Israeli conflict that began in September of 2000.
- Zemla Intifada against Spanish rule in Spanish Sahara, beginning in 1970.
- ^ Robin Shulman (August 24, 2007). In New York, a Word Starts a Fire. Washington Post. Retrieved on 2007-11-25.
- ^ 1987: First Intifada. BBC (May 6, 2008). Retrieved on 2008-5-16.