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Gaza, ALRAY - US Secretary of State John Kerry decided to postpone the release of the third batch  of the Palestinian prisoners scheduled to be released  at the end of this  month, Maariv reported

It reported that Kerry  put pressure on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in order  to soften his positions towards  the negotiation process with Israel.

Palestinian media sources reported that Kerry's decision came after  Abbas refuted U.S. security proposal in the Jordan valley .

The sources reported that Kerry determined  to develop a joint Israeli- Palestinian peace settelment next month.