Israel's attack on a flotilla of aid ships sailing for Gaza has
once more put the spotlight on the Israeli blockade of the Strip.
But two years ago, activists did manage to break the Israeli blockade.
In August 2008, two wooden Greek ships laden with 44 activists from
17 different countries managed something no other vessel had in 41
years and broke the marine blockade that Israel has unilaterally
imposed in Gaza, in contravention of international law.
The mission was the brainchild of the Free Gaza Movement, founded
in 2006, who realised that the only realistic way of breaking through
the blockade was via the sea.