“Gazans have been forced under the current circumstances to use their creativity to surmount fuel shortages and an almost complete absence of construction and electrical materials.
First vegetable oil was used in place of gas and diesel so Gazans could travel from home to work and school as usual. When power outages became more and more frequent and hot water was a luxury solar energy was used and hot showers were once again possible.
Then copper was put on the list of banned materials for the Gaza Strip so the repair of electrical equipment was near impossible. Ingenuity saw Gazans melt down the half-shekel coins circulating in the Gaza strip to be used as copper conducting wire.”
(thank you Marcy)