Remembering the First Intifada

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Remembering the First Intifada

On this day 33 years ago, the First Intifada broke out in occupied Palestine. It was an uprising which would last for over five years, and witness the deaths of thousands of Palestinians. Three decades later, the struggle for Palestinian freedom continues.

Palestinian women confront Israeli soldiers during the First Intifada [Facebook]
Nadia Naser-Najjab
Nadia Naser-Najjab

The First Intifada: Nostalgia

What was it like to be part of the uprising?

Women seen confronting Israeli troops in Gaza during the first intifada. After this photo was taken the women were assaulted and dispersed with truncheons and tear gas. Image by Robert Croma from maryscullyreports.com
Mariam Barghouti
Mariam Barghouti

The intifada showed that if we stay silent, we lose

What does the First Intifada mean to young Palestinians today?

A university under occupation

Gabi Baramki, former Birzeit University president

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Participants in a common struggle

Extract from ‘Popular Protest in Palestine’

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Clashes been Israeli forces and Palestinians can be seen during the First Intifada [HistoryTime/Twitter]

Facts about the First Intifada

Fatalities, injuries, detention and deportation - what are the key statistics about the First Intifada?

 
 

News reel from 11 November 1988

Archive footage from Associated Press.

News reel from 31 December 1989

Archive footage from Associated Press.

News reel from 31 December 1989

Archive footage from Associated Press.

Introduction to the First Intifada

Introduction to the First Intifada – Palestine Remix.

Interview with ‘The Wanted 18’ directors Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan

Interview by FERNTV with directors Paul Cowan and Amer Shomali of The Wanted 18 during the Toronto International Film Festival, 2014.

Stories From the Intifada (Part 1)

Part 1 of an Al Jazeera documentary.

Stories From the Intifada (Part 2)

Part 2 of an Al Jazeera documentary.