The Second Intifada, 20 Years On: Thousands Died in a Struggle That Failed

The Al-Aqsa Intifada was the largest popular uprising against the occupation. Two decades after it broke out, the Palestinian situation is grimmer than ever

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Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from heavy shooting during clashes with Israeli forces at the Netzarim Junction in the southern Gaza Strip, October 6, 2000.
Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from heavy shooting during clashes with Israeli forces at the Netzarim Junction in the southern Gaza Strip, October 6, 2000. Credit: ENRIC MARTI / AP

Yom Kippur this year will mark the anniversaries of the outbreak of two of the most violent events in Israel’s history, events that shaped its character for years. It will be 47 years since the start of the Yom Kippur War and 20 years since the second intifada erupted. Both took Israel by surprise – but neither should have surprised anyone.

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