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‘Newton of Gaza’: Palestinian teen invents wind-powered electricity

12:59 AM | 8 Feb, 2024
‘Newton of Gaza’: Palestinian teen invents wind-powered electricity
Source: AlJazeera/Youtube

Amidst of the rubble and devastation of war-torn Gaza, a beacon of ingenuity lights the way. Hussam Al-Attar, a mere 15 years old, has earned the moniker "the Newton of Gaza" for his remarkable feat: generating electricity using nothing but the wind and basic tools.

Forced from his home and school by the conflict, Hussam witnessed the fear and hardship plaguing his community. Driven by a desire to bring solace and warmth, he turned his gaze to the ever-present wind, an element often associated with the harshness of their reality. But in Hussam's eyes, it became a source of hope, an untapped potential for change.

With unwavering determination and a mind brimming with curiosity, Hussam embarked on his project. He scavenged for materials, repurposing discarded scraps and everyday objects into the building blocks of his invention. His creations, though simple, were revolutionary: wind-powered fans capable of generating light and even a modicum of heat.

For Hussam, the impact went beyond mere illumination. Each flicker of light symbolized defiance, a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of innovation even in the face of immense adversity. His invention ignited a spark of hope, not just for his family huddled in their tent, but for his entire community.

His mother, beaming with pride, spoke of her son's innate talent and unwavering spirit. "From a young age, he had a knack for turning everyday things into something useful," she shared, her voice echoing the collective admiration for Hussam's ingenuity.

Hussam's story transcends the technical marvel of his invention. It embodies the unwavering spirit of a generation refusing to be defined by conflict. His words, "I love life, and I adore its details. I wish to be an inventor and discoverer, but it is impossible for Palestine to die inside me," resonate with the collective yearning for a brighter future.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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