Mohammed Assaf is a Palestinian singer who won the second season of Arab Idol. He was given the nickname Asaroukh ("The Rocket") by Lebanese singer and Arab Idol judge Ragheb Alama.
In 2013, Assaf was named a goodwill ambassador for peace by The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Assaf was named ambassador of culture and arts by the Palestinian government. He was also offered "diplomatic standing" by the Palestinian president.