[tz] DST in Palestine will start one week later

Sharef Mustafa sharefm at gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 16:42:29 UTC 2019


I'd like to comment on few points that were raised throughout this thread:

   - Prayer times are not used by any means to identify events such as
   daylight saving changes, nor any event other than prayers ( same for Arab
   Muslims & non Arab Muslims)
   - Online calendars & prayer times charts (such as islamicfinder.org)
   relies on accuracy of tzinfo data on their server. so we can not rely on
   them to figure out DST
   - The day light saving is underestimated by the government, thus the
   cabinet did not maintain certain pattern in deciding the change time
   - The decree wording was loose and should have been revised before
   - The cabinet was too late (again) in announcing their decision on time
   - Gaza & Hebron (Gaza strip & Westbank) are both within the state of
   Palestine thus any time change should be applied to both.

AFAIK there are efforts within the government to standardize the daylight
saving decision, hopefully to get there soon


Sharef Mustafa

On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 12:21 AM Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> On 3/29/19 9:00 AM, Grace D'Alfonso wrote:
> > The Palestine Exchange is located in Nablus and it clearly changed
> > time today (29 March) according to its website:
> > http://www.pex.ps/PSEWebSite/English/Default.aspx
> Thanks for the info. It seems that 2019a is wrong and that we'll need to
> publish a new version with a correction like the one proposed in
> <https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2019-March/027824.html> - although
> that proposal's transition time of 01:00 today is still just a guess, as
> we have a source for it.
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