A boat carrying 27 pro-Palestinian activists has arrived in Gaza despite an Israeli blockade of the territory - the second such voyage in three months. The ship, named Dignity, arrived Oct. 29 morning, after sailing from Cyprus overnight. No attempt was made to stop the boat, despite initial Israeli warnings. Israel has greatly restricted the movement of people and goods to and from Gaza since Hamas militants seized control of the Strip last year. The vessel’s crew includes Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Palestinian parliamentarian Mustafa Barghouthi and left-wing Israeli activist Gideon Spiro. (BBC)

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