Intifada is an Arabic word which means shudder, awaken, or an uprising. In politics this word refers to the ongoing terrorist actions taken by Palestinian Arabs against Israel. The most recent Second Intifada began after Ariel Sharon visited the Temple Mount. During the conflict, the Palestinian Arabs have resorted to terrorist tactics of killing innocent Israelis. The international community, through the United Nations, has typically rebuked Israel for its attempts to deal with the ongoing threat to its people posed by suicide bombers who target civilians.