New Star 311.
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Hamas banned Gaza residents from taking part in a national reality X-Factor style show called New Star, Palestinian news agency Ma'an
Hamas's reason for prohibiting the television show - produced by Ma'an TV- was that the program was "indecent," Ma'an reported.
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"The contest contradicts the customs and traditions of the Gaza
community... singing is a passion of a few and not in the interests of
the majority of the community," Ma'an quoted the head of the Hamas media
office, Hasan Abu Hashish as saying.
The talent competition ran its first series in December with no
intervention and some 120 New Star hopefuls showed up at the audition
in Gaza City.