Study & Research Palestine-Israel

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anti-Semitism: Hostility toward or prejudice against Jews.

attrition: A gradual wearing down or wearing away; a gradual reduction in numbers.

autonomy: Self-rule.

Dome of the Rock: A beautiful shrine, holy to Muslims, that is built over the spot where Muhammad ascended to heaven to speak with God; it has been called the most beautiful building in Jerusalem.

economy: A system of producing, distributing, and consuming wealth.

Fatah: Literally, "conquest" or "victory" in Arabic; refers to the political and military group founded by Yasir Arafat and others to establish a Palestinian homeland; now the political party of Yasir Arafat.

fedayeen: Literally, "men of sacrifice" in Arabic; refers to Palestinian guerrilla fighters.

Hamas: Literally, "enthusiasm" in Arabic; refers to a group of guerrilla fighters in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip who oppose Israeli occupation.

Hezbollah: Literally, "Party of God" in Arabic; refers to a group of radical guerrilla fighters...

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