Vol. 5 No. 2 (2022): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs


Published 2022-06-29


Even before Israel's independence, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was a divisive issue. In 1987, the war entered a new period, despite the fact that the severity of the conflict fluctuated over time. It's now or never time for the Intifadas and the Peace Process to take over. For those who don't speak Arabic, the term "involuntary shaking" is defined as "the involuntary shaking of someone who is sick or attempting to shake off something, such as a dog, trying to shake off its tick" in Arabic. The term "shaking off" came to be associated with Arafat's rebellion, which he used to define this new phase of the battle. There had been prior revolts in Egypt and Lebanon, and Arafat borrowed the phrase from those events. Many people believe that the Al Aqsa Intifada, which began in 2000, is a continuation of the first Intifada, which began in 1987. It is a common misconception that the Al Aqsa Intifada is only a continuation of the first Intifada since they have the same name, in Arabic, "Intifada." To demonstrate that this misconception is widespread and to highlight the fact that the two intifadas employ quite different strategies and agendas, I shall make an attempt in this article. The outcomes of each Intifada were also very different. It will analyse the tactics, plans, and policies of each side to explain each Intifada. A comparison of the two Intifadas, as well as the different consequences of each, will follow.