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WATCH: Gaza inventor changes lives

Aug. 28, 2010 5:47 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 31, 2010 10:53 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Ramadan programs broadcast across the Middle East gave TV crews at Ma'an a new challenge: to find stories of Palestinians that encapsulated the challenges of occupation, as well as the spirit of hope and creativity that predominates.

Mundhar Al-Qassas, a taxi driver from Gaza City, was one of those stories. An inventor by night, he designs assisted living devices for the disabled in his community.

Last year Mundhar patented a machine that operates with wireless technology and head movements to turn the pages of a small book reader which quadriplegics, and others without the use of their hands, can use independently.

With a continued ban on materials for Mundhar's inventions, he salvages scraps from other equipment, and puts together unique devices for friends and neighbors.

The program, part of Ma'an's This is Our Country series, is broadcast at 9:30 p.m. nightly throughout Ramadan on Mix TV.
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