Third Intifada

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Article origin

This article originated on Wikipedia. It was deleted on 6 October 2010 [1]. A similar page also appears on Facebook [2]

Description

The exact meaning of Third Intifada, most scholars agree, has not yet been clearly defined. However, it is currently being referred to Israeli–Palestinian conflict which forms part of the wider Arab–Israeli conflict. Some commentators claim that "Third Intifada" started with the start of Israel's 2008-2010 offensive in Gaza. Unlike the Second Intifada,[3] which involved mainly Palestinian groups such as Fatah [4], Hamas [5], Islamic Jihad [6], this uprising is not characterized by acts of violence.

At the same time, there is a growing tendency among scholars to comprehend the notion that "Third Intifada" is rather "non-violent uprising with words sharper than a two-edged sword." It has been suggested that Yasser Arafat, has had stated just before his death that the "Third Intifada" will not at all resemble to the past struggles for peace in Palestine, but would be a different kind of human involvement".

Naming

Some insist that "non-violent resistance" is a better action to "defending against foreign invasions and occupations." Third Intifada is also closely associated with concept of sumud [7], an ideological theme and political strategy that first emerged among the Palestinian people through the experience of the dialectic of conquest and resistance in the wake of the Six-Day War. Naming

The beginning and existence of a Third Intifada are disputed. Reasons include the fact the end of the Second Intifada was never properly determined, since no peace accord of any kind was signed between the sides. Speculations on the end of the Second Intifada range from somewhere in 2004 to 2005 or in the last months of 2008. Consequently, the beginning of a Third Intifada was already referred to as early as September 2005, when according to many opinions, the Second Intifada was still ongoing. Muhammad Ranaim [8], a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council [9], mentioned in September 2005 the possibility of a third intifada, which would be "much more severe than its predecessor," according to Ranaim, who referred to it as an "intifada against the Israeli West Bank barrier." [10]

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  1. Articles for deletion/Third Intifada - Wikipedia archived deletion discussion
  2. Third Intifada - Facebook page
  3. Second Intifada - Wikipedia page
  4. Fatah Wikipedia page
  5. Hamas - Wikipedia page
  6. Islamic Jihad - Wikipedia page
  7. Sumud - Facebook page
  8. Muhammad Ranaim - Wikipedia page
  9. Palestinian Legislative Council - Facebook page
  10. Israeli West Bank barrier - Facebook page