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Never doubt that a few, order luvox thoughtful, order luvox committed citizens can change the world; indeed, order luvox it is the only thing that ever has.  – Margaret Mead  They did it! Boats with pro-Palestinian activists reach Gaza    GAZA CITY, order luvox Gaza Strip (AP) - Two boats carrying dozens of international activists sailed into the Gaza Strip in defiance of an Israeli blockade on Saturday, order luvox receiving a warm welcome from hundreds of jubilant Palestinians after a two-day journey marred by communications troubles and rough seas. As the boats docked in Gaza City's tiny port, order luvox children swarmed around the vessels and leaped into the water in joy, order luvox while thousands of cheering people looked on from the shore. Order luvox Palestinian flags on one of the boats snapped in the wind, order luvox and the slogan «End Occupation» was written in large letters on its side. "We were all dizzy, order luvox nauseous. Order luvox We were all tired. Order luvox But in the last hour it was like we were recharged" said Ayash Daraj, order luvox a journalist with the al-Jazeera satellite channel who sailed with the activists. Since setting sail from Cyprus early Friday, order luvox the mission by the U.S.-based Free Gaza Movement had been in question. Order luvox Israel initially hinted it would prevent the vessels from reaching Gaza, order luvox and on Saturday, order luvox the group accused Israel of jamming its communications equipment. But late Saturday, order luvox Israel said it would permit the boats to dock in Gaza after determining the activists did not pose a security threat. Order luvox 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 luvox five Palestinian boats rushed out to sea to greet them. Order luvox A boy scout music band sat in one boat banging on drums and blowing horns, order luvox while another boat carried Gazan activists, order luvox holding Palestinian flags. Order luvox 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 luvox they are very strong, order luvox I am proud of them, order luvox" said Samira Ayash, order luvox 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 luvox Israel considers Hamas, order luvox which is committed to the Jewish state's destruction and has killed more than 250 Israelis in suicide bombings, order luvox a terrorist group. Under the blockade, order luvox Israel has closed its trade crossings with the territory, order luvox while neighboring Egypt sealed its passenger crossing, order luvox confining Gaza's 1.4 million residents. Israel has allowed little more than basic humanitarian supplies into Gaza, order luvox causing widespread shortages of fuel, order luvox electricity and basic goods. Order luvox Only a trickle of people are allowed to leave Gaza for medical care, order luvox 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 luvox 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 luvox who is now an international Mideast envoy. The activists, order luvox carrying a symbolic delivery of hearing aids and balloons for children, order luvox were the first foreigners to break the blockade. Order luvox Organizers said they would stay in Gaza for 24 hours, order luvox though it remained unclear how they planned to leave. Order luvox Israel controls all movement in and out of Gaza. Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister, order luvox Ismail Haniyeh welcomed the activists. Order luvox «We call for more activities to break the unfair siege imposed on our people, order luvox» Haniyeh said. Gazans had eagerly awaited the arrival of the boats throughout the day. Order luvox Early Saturday, order luvox activists, order luvox reporters and a music band from a local scout group loaded onto a dozen small boats heading off to greet the vessels. Order luvox 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 luvox Israel has pledged to ease the blockade, order luvox 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 luvox Palestinian gunmen knocked down its southern border wall, order luvox prompting thousands of Gazans to rush into Egypt. Order luvox Two weeks later, order luvox 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 luvox go to www.freegaza.org. Order luvox http://www.pr-inside.com/boats-with-pro-palestinian-activists-reach-r770123.htm