Palestinian officials say U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton should have blamed Israel for the failure of the latest Mideast efforts.

They reacted on Saturday to a Clinton speech in which she said Israelis and Palestinians both bear responsibility.

The Obama administration said earlier this week that it stopped trying to get Israel to curb construction in West Bank settlements for three months, after a 10-month slowdown ended in September.

The Palestinians won’t resume negotiations without a full construction freeze.

The U.S. now wants to return to indirect talks.

Despite their disappointment with Washington’s performance, the Palestinians are likely to participate. They say they’ll make a final decision within a week.

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