Thousands of fans surround a car carrying Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf
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Arab Idol: Thousands of fans at Rafah crossing homecoming

25 June 2013 Last updated at 16:55 BST

Thousands of screaming fans have gathered at the Rafah crossing, between Gaza and Egypt, to greet homecoming Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf.

The 23-year-old Palestinian was a virtual unknown until a few weeks ago, but has now become a local hero after winning the talent show on Saturday.

Emily Thomas reports.