Gaza’s Future Music Stars Face a Discordant Journey to Summer Camp

When you’re a child musician from Gaza, not a rock star like recent Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf, the Israeli army labels you a security risk, and getting to Ramallah is a far more arduous journey.

Last Monday, Palestinian singer and newly crowned Arab Idol, Mohammed Assaf, from the Gaza Strip, performed the first of three free concerts in the West Bank.