Israel bans Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf from entering Jerusalem, Gaza | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Israel bans Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf from entering Jerusalem, Gaza

Israel has imposed an entry ban on Mohammed Assaf, the Palestinian singer of "Arab Idol" fame, in a decision described by the star as oppressive.

Assaf was the winner of the 2013 Arab Idol singing contest, becoming hugely popular largely due to his patriotic pro-Palestine songs. He was then named a goodwill ambassador for peace by the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugeees, UNRWA, while the Palestinian government also named him an ambassador of arts and culture.

Born in Libya, Assaf was raised in Gaza's Khan Younis refugee camp but later moved to the United Arab Emirates, where he is now based with his wife.

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