It is no wonder that headlines around the world are talking about a new, third intifada, or Palestinians uprising.
The reality is so different from how it used to be during the first intifada, when the soldiers were right in our midst.
The Arab MKs accused the Israeli ones of being pyromaniacs and wanting to set off the Third intifada.
The new Kashmiri intifada has put the issue back on the front burner.
And what about 5761, when Israelis were being blown up by suicide bombers at the height of the Second intifada?
Arafat never did, or chose not to, and happily destroyed the Israeli left in the Second intifada.
However, Hakim remains unfazed: “I really hope that the third intifada"—or uprising—"starts soon.”
In the second intifada, the Qalqilya Zoo endured a series of tragic events.
And what has been happening over the past months is, in her view, “a new method of intifada,” and “maybe a more effective one.”
There are no calls for intifada here, no rabid accusations of genocide or similarly vitriolic pronouncements.
"Palestinian revolt," 1985, from Arabic, literally "a jumping up" (in reaction to something), from the verb intafada "to be shaken, shake oneself."