Mohammed Assef is not only the winner of Arab Idol but he will also be the UN’s first Ambassador for Palestine. He dedicated his victory to the people under Israeli occupation.
Mohammad Assaf, the first Palestinian to win the popular Arab Idol TV singing contest, will also become the UN’s first Palestinian ambassador.
AU News 7 reported:
Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf on Saturday won a pan-Arab singing contest that has had millions of viewers fixed to their TV screens since March, sparking celebrations in Gaza and the West Bank.
As Palestinians took to the streets to celebrate Assaf’s Arab Idol victory, he dedicated the win to “the Palestinian people, who have been suffering for more than 60 years from (Israeli) occupation”.
“Mohammed Assaf is the Arab Idol!” called out the presenter of the show, modelled on the Western Pop Idol contest, as coloured confetti rained down on the cheering audience.