ACTIVIST BOATS REACH GAZA STRIP
23/08/08 Two boats carrying members of a US-based pro-Palestinian group, sailling from Cyprus, have been successful in an attempt to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.
The boats left the Cypriot port of Larnaca on Friday morning. The journey took them about 30 hours.
The Free Gaza protest group said about 40 activists from 14 countries were on board the boats, including the sister-in-law of Cherie Blair, Lauren Booth. The boats are carrying 40 activists, 200 hearing aids and 5,000 balloons.