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Gaza's Palestinians give 'Arab Idol' hero's welcome

4 years ago693 views

Tens of thousands of joyous fans have taken to the streets of the Gaza Strip to welcome the winner of "Arab Idol" song contest.

22-year-old Mohammed Assaf hails from humble roots in a Gaza refugee camp and has endeared millions of television viewers with his Palestinian patriotic anthems and folk songs.

Police struggled to hold back crowds that waited eagerly for his uplifting words.