US Secretary of State John Kerry listens during a press conference at the State Department July 29, 2013, after announcing former US ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk(R), will head the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards
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Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were to hold a meeting Thursday with US envoy Martin Indyk, in a bid to find a way to extend their faltering peace talks.Washington was pushing for an extension of talks beyond their April 29 deadline, but negotiations hit an impasse two weeks ago when Israel refused to release a group of Palestinian prisoners as agreed at the launch of talks.Despite the crisis, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina stressed the talks could be extended if Israel released the 26 prisoners, the last batch of a total of 104 veteran prisoners Israel agreed to free.
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