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http://greenprophet.com/2008/11/30/4646/solar-ovens-gaza-strip/

Over the past few weeks, Israel’s ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip has intensified. Commercial crossings are now closed, preventing the transfer of natural gas and other essential resources for Gaza’s 1.5 million residents.
We saw earlier this year, when inventors Waseem Khazendar and Fayaz Anan created an electric car, that necessity is the mother of invention. As fuel and other resource shortages in Gaza increase, the trend toward innovation continues!
Yousef Abu Tawahina has created a solar cooking oven in his backyard in Deir Elbalah. Using a few easily accessible materials, Abu Tawahina converted a conventional oven that runs on scarce natural gas to one that runs on abundant rays of Middle Eastern sun!

“What you need is 15 cement bricks, mud mixed with straw and two sheets of glass,” said Abu Tawahina. “One sheet is incorporated into the top part of the oven and the other into the front side, and finally a metal sheet is placed at the base of the oven on the inside.”
The sheets of glass absorb the sun’s rays, heating the oven up to 100° C (212°F). A transistor attached to the metal sheet inside the oven heats the oven another 80° C (up to 356° F).
Abu Tawahina further explains that that transistor works automatically for 7 or 8 minutes every half hour, and the heat it produces together with the heat from the sun can cook food in one to one and a half hours. He estimates that now 40 to 45 Palestinian families, mostly from the rural areas of Deir Elbalah and Al-Zawayda in the central Gaza Strip, are now using his solar oven design as well.
Most importantly, Abu Tawahina points out that, since it was intentionally designed to run without the use of natural gas or other polluting fuels, his solar oven is one eco-friendly appliance!
:: Inventions “Heating Up” With Gaza Siege
 

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thats a good soultion .... watch the Israeli government try and take the sun away from them too :eek:hno:
 

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Check this out egypt69, Israel wants to give independence to Palestine, but they are adamant, when it comes to the air boundaries?? I mean is this reasonable, that even the air that one breathes is the incongruous property of a foreign country??
 

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It means Israeli aircrafts would be able to fly freely over Palestinian territory, not possess it. This is simply because much of Israel is too narrow to deploy aircraft safely.

It's great to see that the hostile conditions drive Gazans to innovate, but with no funding or real necessity I can't see how this idea will be developed and not abandoned once the blockade is lifted.
 

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^^ Well,can then the Palestinians do the same thing??? their airspace is even narrower than Israel's ???
 

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It's not. West Bank is considerably wider than the coastal strip - Palestine's and Israel's population centres respectively.

 

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^^ how about Negev ???
and u didn't answer the question,why Palestinian's don't have the right to fly over Israel if you have the right to fly over their airspace???
 

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Precisely, Israels demands or 'conditions' if a palestinian state is to be created are:

The airspace Issue you mentiond above
And that the would-be Palestinian government cannot have an army or air force or rockets of any sort

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, because thats what I think I heard in the news
 

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I agree with you The Knowledgeable, but I also think that the air boundaries is an over- exaggeration.
 
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