Palestinians Euphoric Over 'Arab Idol' Victory, Abbas Taps Winner as Goodwill Ambassador

Palestinian Authority warmly embraces Mohammed Assaf as tens of thousands celebrate his victory on the Pan-Arab contest; but even diplomatic privileges may not be enough to allow the young Gazan singer to travel to the West Bank, where fans are eager to see him perform.

While tens of thousands of people in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and even Israeli cities were celebrating

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