Arab Idol winner Palestinian Mohammed Assaf, center, arrives to the Rafah crossing point on the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Huge crowds of Gaza

 

              Arab Idol winner Palestinian Mohammed Assaf, center, arrives to the Rafah crossing point on the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Huge crowds of Gaza
Arab Idol winner Palestinian Mohammed Assaf, center, arrives to the Rafah crossing point on the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Huge crowds of Gazans gave a gleeful welcome Tuesday to the first Palestinian winner of the Arab Idol talent contest, thronging the territory's border crossing with Egypt and the singer's home in hopes of embracing him, but internal politics surfaced quickly. Assaf’s victory in the popular contest Saturday sparked huge celebrations in the West Bank and Gaza, giving Palestinians a sense of pride. (AP Photo/Khaled Omar, Pool)