“JEDDAH: Palestinian pop singer Mohammed Assaf, who is currently on a US tour, has raised more than $275,000 for Palestinian refugees through the first leg of the tour in Seattle.
The “Promise for Palestine” tour features Assaf and Palestinian-American civil rights activist Linda Sarsour, and is presented by Islamic Relief USA.
“Thanks to my dear fellows in Seattle for your support of your full presence on Sunday. With your generous contributions, we have been able to raise more than $275,000, all of which will go to Palestine refugees,” tweeted Assaf, who is also a goodwill ambassador for peace for The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.
In a video posted on Twitter before the Seattle gig, Assaf said: “My greetings to my beloved American community and to America. I just arrived in Seattle. I am glad to make this tour for our friends and families in Palestine. And a special thanks to all those who will attend and to Islamic Relief USA. I am looking forward to seeing you all in my concerts, Insha’Allah.”
The fundraising event for Palestine humanitarian aid will span seven cities, giving participants a chance to witness Assaf’s live performance. ”
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