Palestinians wait for the Arab Idol winner Palestinian Mohammed Assaf, unseen, at the entrance of Rafah crossing point on the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June

 

              Palestinians wait for the Arab Idol winner Palestinian Mohammed Assaf, unseen, at the entrance of Rafah crossing point on the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June
Palestinians wait for the Arab Idol winner Palestinian Mohammed Assaf, unseen, at the entrance of 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/ Hatem Moussa)