Harry Fawcett

Harry Fawcett

While going in depth into the story-rich, but still somewhat under-reported place that is South Korea, Harry Fawcett also strives to bring comprehensive coverage of what's happening north of the border.

Harry began his career in local radio in the UK, before moving to ITN, and Channel Four News, with a year's freelancing in Australia. 

He joined Al Jazeera in Malaysia in 2008, and for the last few years he has been a regional correspondent covering the Asia-Pacific. 

Middle East

Israeli settlement expansion in West Bank increases pessimism over two-state solution bid

Israel has approved another large set of plans for settler homes in the occupied West Bank. It is part of an Israeli government push to expand illegal settlement building and is increasing pessimism about progress towards a two-state solution.

Israeli settlement expansion in West Bank increases pessimism over two-state solution bid

Occupied West Bank

Israel approves Hebron settlements for first time in 15 years

The Israeli government has approved the construction of Israeli settlement units in Hebron in the occupied West Bank.

Israel approves Hebron settlements for first time in 15 years

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Divisions remain as Hamas-Fatah reconciliation talks due to start

Negotiators from rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas are in Cairo for talks on reconciling their decade-long split.

Divisions remain as Hamas-Fatah reconciliation talks due to start

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Palestinians decry Israel plan to close West Bank, Gaza borders

Israel is planning to close its borders with the Occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip for an unusually long period. The closure, for a Jewish holiday, means no Palestinians will be allowed to cross into Israel for 11 days.

Palestinians decry Israel plan to close West Bank, Gaza borders

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Palestinian prime minister in Gaza for reconciliation with Hamas

Hamdallah is the new head of a unity government which will have administrative control over Gaza. But Hamas will remain the dominant power in the region.

Palestinian prime minister in Gaza for reconciliation with Hamas

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Netanyahu on settlements: 'We're here to stay, forever'

Israel has hosted a lavish ceremony marking 50 years of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and Golan Heights.

Netanyahu on settlements: 'We're here to stay, forever'

Middle East

Controversial Israeli film Foxtrot wins at Ophir awards

It is a film that's been denounced by Israel's culture minister, but that did not stop Foxtrot from winning best picture at the country's annual movie awards.

Controversial Israeli film Foxtrot wins at Ophir awards

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ICRC calls on Palestinian Authority to end Gaza sanctions

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross is calling on the Palestinian Authority, which governs the West Bank, to end its pressure tactics on Gaza, a Hamas-ruled Palestinian territory.

ICRC calls on Palestinian Authority to end Gaza sanctions

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UN chief visits Israel to seek ways for peace

Antonio Guterres's next stop is Israel. The UN secretary-general's visit comes at a time of increased tensions between Israel and UN bodies.

UN chief visits Israel to seek ways for peace

Middle East

Israeli army deprives Palestinian villagers of solar power

The Israeli army has confiscated solar panels which provided much needed power to villagers in occupied West Bank.

Israeli army deprives Palestinian villagers of solar power

Middle East

Israel 'jeopardising' Palestinian patients in hospital raids

The medical director of the main Palestinian hospital in occupied East Jerusalem is calling on Israeli forces to end what he says have become increasingly aggressive tactics on hospital grounds.

Israel 'jeopardising' Palestinian patients in hospital raids

Middle East

Three Palestinians killed as protests rage over al-Aqsa

Clashes continue to rage between Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators across occupied territories.

Three Palestinians killed as protests rage over al-Aqsa