‘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


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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