Ahmed Abul Gheit
Ahmed Abul GheitReuters

Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit on Tuesday blasted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu who vowed a day earlier that no more communities in Judea and Samaria would be uprooted.

Netanyahu, who spoke Monday at an event held by the Samaria Regional Council in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jewish people's return to Judea and Samaria, said that no government has been more supportive of the Jewish communities in the ancient Jewish heartland than the current government.

"My friends, I have to tell you that we have gone through a difficult period. But [now] there is momentum in development and construction in Judea and Samaria. We are leading this great endeavor together. There is no government that acted more for the sake of settlement than the government I headed," said the Prime Minister.

“In the Land of Israel, no communities will be uprooted," he promised.

On Tuesday, the Arab League chief "strongly denounced" the remarks in a statement quoted by AFP.

"Abul Gheit considers this stance, which is utterly rejected, as something that cannot come from a person who seeks peace," the statement said.

The Arab League backs the Palestinian Authority’s demand that peace with Israel be conditioned on the establishment of a Palestinian state along the pre-1967 borders, with eastern Jerusalem as its capital.