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The Palestinian uprising's blurred lines

It is difficult to determine whether the events in the Palestinian territories are a limited and temporary uprising or a full-blown intifada.
Demonstrators wave Palestinian flags during an anti Israel protest near the border between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa  - RTX1TLBI
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Palestinians have yet to agree whether the daily confrontations against the Israeli military are a popular uprising that may end at any moment, or a third Palestinian movement that has already started and will continue for years like the first intifada (1987-1993) and the second intifada (2000- 2006).

Since the end of the second intifada, clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli military continued sporadically in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967. However, since Oct. 1, the Palestinian unrest has quickly flared up and spread to wider Palestinian areas in the West Bank, Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and Palestinian cities and towns in the 1948 territories.

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