The proud song of Gaza, Palestine Mohammed Assaf, the Arab Idol and the rock star is caught in a tough place. He is a goodwill ambassador for UNRWA--the division of the UN that works to help the Palestinian refugees. Assaf is a refugee himself, and since Israel bombed UNRWA few times, there's plenty of rage. But Assaf has to come across as a statesman....he cannot say things that can be used against him.
He has stated that he is with resistance.....he sang for it, but he could not come out and support factions, he is with the people of Gaza every single one of them--the ones that have been wronged. He has also been working overtime to make sure aid gets delivered. He also said that he tried to go into Gaza, but he says the Israeli's won't allow him to go in. Really, did he try to go through Egypt?
Assaf I love you brother, you are a good voice, we all on the same team, just make sure this is never about you, at least not this minute. Speak up as much as you can, this interview is pretty bold--he called the aggression barbaric. He does admit he has been away from Gaza for a year. His town of Khan Yonus got razed. Where are the people? No need for slogan and hot air, we need to break the siege.
محمد عساف عن الحرب على غزة : اعطوا الشعب الفلسطيني حقه لتتحاشوا غضبه