Jubilant Palestinians took to the streets in their thousands early Sunday after singer Mohammed Assaf won a pan-Arab singing contest that has had millions of viewers fixed to their TV screens since March.
People celebrate Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf winning "Arab Idol" in Gaza City on June 22, 2013. The 22-year-old Assaf, from the Gaza Strip, was named the winner in Beirut.
Saturday's televised victory was the first such success for a Palestinian entertainer and sparked an unprecedented response in the occupied territories.
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