Official: Palestinians seek 'accountability' for settlements

A Palestinian official says the draft proposal for a new U.N. Security Council resolution seeks "accountability" for Israeli settlement building.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki says the draft stresses the "violence and terrorism of the settlers."

A copy of the draft, already distributed to Arab nations at the U.N. in New York, was obtained by The Associated Press on Friday.

The international community considers the settlements illegitimate while Israel says settlements and other core issues such as security should be resolved in peace talks.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the move, saying it will "push negotiations further away."

Israel captured the West Bank and east Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 Mideast War and built settlements there soon after. Palestinians demand the territory for their future state.