mergeReleaseResources Failed, caused of `not valid resource name`

I do an require for package.json in my React-Native-App to read-out some of the Fields inside:

const pjson = require('../../package.json');

Caused of this, I got an error while bundling an RELEASE APK in Android with gradle:

Task :app:mergeReleaseResources FAILED
/home/Projekte/APP/android/app/build/generated/res/react/release/raw/package.json: Error: package is not a valid resource name (reserved Java keyword)

Is there a way to exclude this package.json from the Process who merge the Resources for the APK?

Source: React natvie