The basic rights of humans to equality, liberty, dignity and political expression have been debated by philosophers and political figures throughout history. Wars and revolutions have been fought to attain and preserve them. Yet millions of people throughout the world are still unjustly imprisoned, tortured and killed for their beliefs.
REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly - A Palestinian man holds his head at a United Nations school where people who fled heavy Israeli shelling in the Shejaia neighbourhood sought refuge during fighting in Gaza City July 21, 2014.
Gaza: No Safe Place for Civilians
July 22, 2014, Elizabeth Ferris
Tens of thousands of people in Gaza have fled their homes as the Israeli ground offensive continues but Elizabeth Ferris explains why there are fewer and fewer places left for civilians to flee to.
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