Imad al-Khalidi – A cement-substitute for a besieged strip
Gaza has been subjected to three major Israeli assaults in the last seven years, all while under blockade. Because of this, reconstruction materials do not enter the Strip. As a result of “Operation Protection Edge” in 2014, 100,000 homes were destroyed or damaged and reconstruction remains largely non-existent.
Al-Khalidi developed new technology using soil in Gaza to replace cement. The cement has been used to reconstruct homes in Gaza.