Residents of Tel Aviv responded to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge to annex the occupied Jordan Valley on Wednesday.

"Maybe he should have done it ten years ago, but better now than not at all. Well done to him," said one.

Another criticised Netanyahu's promise as an electoral strategy: "Bibi made a lot of declarations over the years and most frequently before elections and most frequently a week or a day before elections he is giving most promises about any subject. I don't think he is sincere about it. He is just trying to speak to his political base."

Netanyahu stated on Tuesday that he would annex Jordan Valley and the north of the Dead Sea if he is re-elected in a vote next week.

The Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea - which are currently under Israeli occupation - amount to nearly 30 per cent of territory in the West Bank.

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