[tz] Palestine to end summer time on Oct 24th

Tim Parenti tim at timtimeonline.com
Tue Oct 20 16:27:01 UTC 2020

On Tue, 20 Oct 2020 at 12:06, Brian Inglis <Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca>

> I think we should be very wary of accepting any commentary in one online
> news
> article as definitive

Indeed.  To more fully clarify my thought process with the latest patch:
The original announcement Sharef shared in 2019 (from the Palestinian
Cabinet) said midnight and explicitly called out "Friday/Saturday" (though
it only gave the Saturday's date), and the article Steffen just shared
today further supports that.
http://www.palestinecabinet.gov.ps/portal/meeting/details/43948 (updated
"بدء العمل بالتوقيت الشتوي في فلسطين، وذلك بتأخير عقارب الساعة ستين دقيقة،
اعتباراً من منتصف ليلة جمعة/سبت الموافق 26/10/2019"
"as of midnight on Friday / Saturday corresponding to 26/10/2019"

By contrast, the link Sharef shared today for the 2020 change (also from
the Palestinian Cabinet) explicitly says 01:00.
"بدء العمل بالتوقيت الشتوي في فلسطين، بتأخير عقارب الساعة 60 دقيقة إلى
الوراء، اعتباراً من الساعة الواحدة من صباح يوم السبت الموافق 24/10/2020م"
"as of one o'clock in the morning on Saturday 10/24/2020 AD"

So, absent contrary evidence from "boots on the ground", I'm more inclined
to believe that these differing writings from an official source do, in
fact, represent an actual difference.

Tim Parenti
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