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The intifada put pressure on both the PLO and Israel
Palestinian intifada

A mass uprising - or intifada - against the Israeli occupation began in Gaza and quickly spread to the West Bank.

Protest took the form of civil disobedience, general strikes, boycotts on Israeli products, graffiti, and barricades, but it was the stone-throwing demonstrations against the heavily-armed occupation troops that captured international attention.

The Israeli Defence Forces responded and there was heavy loss of life among Palestinian civilians. More than 1,000 died in clashes which lasted until 1993.

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