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