Intifada's Legacy at Year 4: A Morass of Faded Hopes

The Palestinians refer to the Israeli victory over the Arab nations in 1948 as al nakba, or the catastrophe, when many of them became refugees. Some Palestinians, who thought they were on the brink of statehood four years ago, now say that the second intifada has been a second nakba.”We have suffered gravely since the eruption of the second intifada, far more than the Israelis have suffered,” said Mkhaimar Abu Sada, a political scientist at Al Azhar University in Gaza. In the four years since this intifada, or uprising, began, after the collapse of peace talks led by President Bill Clinton, Palestinian hopes for statehood, democracy and prosperity have deteriorated.Full Story

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