Egyptians claim the soldiers were Egyptian. Israel claims they were palestinian. In Egyptian eyes this makes no difference as palestinians from Gaza who fought agianst Israel were Egyptians. Arafat must be interested in this debate from what he can gather between the flames. Anyway, it is an admission that palestinians - at least these palestinians - were Egyptians. Another stake in the theory of palestinians being a separate and distinct Arab people.
Kerry: Pollard's parole not related to Iran deal (Reuters)