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Order imdur cod We were all tired. Order imdur cod But in the last hour it was like we were recharged" said Ayash Daraj, order imdur cod a journalist with the al-Jazeera satellite channel who sailed with the activists. Since setting sail from Cyprus early Friday, order imdur cod the mission by the U.S.-based Free Gaza Movement had been in question. Order imdur cod Israel initially hinted it would prevent the vessels from reaching Gaza, order imdur cod and on Saturday, order imdur cod the group accused Israel of jamming its communications equipment. But late Saturday, order imdur cod Israel said it would permit the boats to dock in Gaza after determining the activists did not pose a security threat. Order imdur cod Foreign Ministry spokesman Arye Mekel said Israel wanted «to avoid the media provocation» that the activists were seeking.   He said he had no knowledge of attempts to harm the boats' communications. As the two boats approached the Gaza shoreline, order imdur cod five Palestinian boats rushed out to sea to greet them. Order imdur cod A boy scout music band sat in one boat banging on drums and blowing horns, order imdur cod while another boat carried Gazan activists, order imdur cod holding Palestinian flags. Order imdur cod Hundreds of Gaza residents on the shore waved and cheered as police from the ruling Hamas movement tried to prevent people from jumping into the water so the boats could land. "They are very brave, order imdur cod they are very strong, order imdur cod I am proud of them, order imdur cod" said Samira Ayash, order imdur cod a 65-year-old retired school teacher who came to watch. Israel imposed its blockade in June 2007 after Hamas violently seized power in Gaza. Order imdur cod Israel considers Hamas, order imdur cod which is committed to the Jewish state's destruction and has killed more than 250 Israelis in suicide bombings, order imdur cod a terrorist group. Under the blockade, order imdur cod Israel has closed its trade crossings with the territory, order imdur cod while neighboring Egypt sealed its passenger crossing, order imdur cod confining Gaza's 1.4 million residents. Israel has allowed little more than basic humanitarian supplies into Gaza, order imdur cod causing widespread shortages of fuel, order imdur cod electricity and basic goods. Order imdur cod Only a trickle of people are allowed to leave Gaza for medical care, order imdur cod jobs abroad and the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The 70-foot (21 meter) Free Gaza and 60-foot (18 meter) Liberty left Cyprus early Friday for the estimated 30-hour trip. Order imdur cod The 46 activists from 14 countries include an 81-year-old Catholic nun and the sister-in-law of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, order imdur cod who is now an international Mideast envoy. The activists, order imdur cod carrying a symbolic delivery of hearing aids and balloons for children, order imdur cod were the first foreigners to break the blockade. Order imdur cod Organizers said they would stay in Gaza for 24 hours, order imdur cod though it remained unclear how they planned to leave. Order imdur cod Israel controls all movement in and out of Gaza. Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister, order imdur cod Ismail Haniyeh welcomed the activists. Order imdur cod «We call for more activities to break the unfair siege imposed on our people, order imdur cod» Haniyeh said. Gazans had eagerly awaited the arrival of the boats throughout the day. Order imdur cod Early Saturday, order imdur cod activists, order imdur cod reporters and a music band from a local scout group loaded onto a dozen small boats heading off to greet the vessels. Order imdur cod The boats later returned as Gaza residents complained of sea sickness. Under a June truce deal which halted a deadly cycle of bruising Palestinian rocket attacks and deadly Israel airstrikes, order imdur cod Israel has pledged to ease the blockade, order imdur cod but Palestinians say the flow of goods into Gaza remains insufficient and there has been little improvement in the quality of life. Israel has periodically closed the cargo crossings in response to sporadic Palestinian rocket fire that violated the truce. In January, order imdur cod Palestinian gunmen knocked down its southern border wall, order imdur cod prompting thousands of Gazans to rush into Egypt. Order imdur cod Two weeks later, order imdur cod the border was resealed. With additional reporting by AP writer Diaa Hadid in Jerusalem and Ibrahim Barzak in Gaza City For more on the Free Gaza movement, order imdur cod go to www.freegaza.org. Order imdur cod http://www.pr-inside.com/boats-with-pro-palestinian-activists-reach-r770123.htm