File - In this July 1, 2013 file photo, Mohammed Assaf, the 23-year-old from the Gaza Strip who won the popular pan-Arab song contest "Arab Idol" last month performs in the West Bank city of Ramallah.... more 
File - In this July 1, 2013 file photo, Mohammed Assaf, the 23-year-old from the Gaza Strip who won the popular pan-Arab song contest "Arab Idol" last month performs in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Fame has opened a door for a former Gaza wedding singer that remains closed for others in the blockaded territory: Mohammed Assaf, winner of the popular TV talent contest Arab Idol, gets to move to the West Bank. The West Bank and Gaza lie on either side of Israel. Citing security reasons, Israel has severely restricted movement between the two territories for more than a decade.(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Majdi Mohammed, File
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