Fayad: world must hold Israel accountable

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salaam Fayad says the world must do more to hold Israel accountable, particularly on settlement expansion. Fayad said Saturday that without such involvement "we are not really going to get the desired result of ending this conflict any time soon." Fayad noted that settlement construction has accelerated since peace talks resumed last year. He says the Palestinians are trying to live up to their commitments and that Israel should be asked to do the same. Fayad said that he's disappointed by a recent EU decision to push ahead with upgrading ties with Israel. He added that he planned to keep trying to link an upgrade to halting settlement expansion.