RAMALLAH, June 22 (Xinhua) -- The Palestinian leadership has decided on Sunday to approach the United Nations Security Council in order to stop Israel's measures against the Palestinian territories, which notably increased after three Israelis disappeared on June 12 near the West Bank.
The leadership said in a press statement that it has made intensive contacts to hold a UN Security Council urgent session to discuss putting an end to what described as "Israel's ongoing brutal offensive" against the Palestinians.
"We will also approach international organizations to protect our people," according to the statement.
The Palestinian leadership is composed of members of the Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee and members of the Fatah party's central committee.
"The Israeli escalation in the West Bank, which left five people killed and 400 others arrested, means that the Israeli government is pushing the situation towards explosion," the leadership warned.
The security situation in the West Bank has seriously worsened after the Israeli government said three youngsters were kidnapped on June 12.
However, Hamas denied any connection to the abduction of the Israelis, accusing Israel of fabricating the incident.
Since the disappearance of the three teenagers, Israeli army has killed five Palestinians and arrested over 400 others.