[tz] Palestine Summer Time

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Wed Mar 9 10:28:46 UTC 2016

On 09/03/16 09:40, Hanna Kreitem wrote:
> Thank you, this means that the change will be at 1am, not midnight, this
> is the difference.

The clocks on the article are a little confusing since it does seem to
show 2AM to 1AM ... which is obviously wrong :) Or ignoring the arrow,
and reading from right to left then 1AM Jumps to 2AM and I think I would
read "as of one o'clock" to mean at one the clocks jump forward. But
this is a fairly common problem with these announcements? They can be a
little imprecise as to when the event happens ....

> On Wed, Mar 9, 2016, 11:35 Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu
> <mailto:eggert at cs.ucla.edu>> wrote:
>     Hanna Kreitem wrote:
>     > It was announced that Palestine will move to DST Saturday 26/3,
>     this covers
>     > the timezones of Hebron and Gaza.
>     >
>     > Source:http://www.24fm.ps/ar/news/1457438748
>     Thanks. The tz database already predicts that on Saturday,
>     2016-03-26, at 00:00
>     local time, Gaza and the West Bank will jump ahead by an hour.
>     Google Translate
>     converts the above web resource (which is in Arabic) to "... will be
>     daylight
>     saving in Palestine as of one o'clock on Saturday morning,
>     03/26/2016, to
>     provide the clock 60 minutes ahead". This matches tzdata if "as of
>     one o'clock"
>     refers to the time after the transition, not the time before. Does
>     this sound
>     good to you?

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