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

Sharef Mustafa sharefm at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 16:53:52 UTC 2020


Following the discussion on discrepancies in Palestine DST changes /
announcements, kindly consider the following :

- Palestinian government do not stick to certain rule regarding DST, it is
a year by year desidion
- DST announcements are usually few days before the actual date of change,
though ..I'm not sure why
- The wording of the DST announcement is not predefined or agreed upon,
thus it can be vague in some cases
- The cabinet website was late in many occasions to publish the official
announcement in a proper time, thus we turned to local news sites, which
was not reliable enough in some cases
- There are efforts within the government to fix this, but bureaucracy left
it behind

I hope this clarifies the case...till next DST announcement "some time" in
March 2021  :)

Have a nice day.


On Tue, Oct 20, 2020, 19:06 Brian Inglis <Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca>

> On 2020-10-20 08:55, Tim Parenti wrote:
> > On Tue, 20 Oct 2020 at 10:02, Steffen Thorsen wrote:
> >> On Tue, 20 Oct 2020 at 04:00, Sharef Mustafa wrote:
> >>> As per the palestinian cabinet announcement yesterday , the day light
> saving
> >>> shall start on Oct 24th 2020 at 01:00AM by delaying the clock by 60
> minutes.
> >>> http://www.palestinecabinet.gov.ps/portal/Meeting/Details/51584
> >> Some sources such as these say, and display on clocks, that DST ended
> at
> >> midnight last year, so then this rule will unfortunately not work for
> 2019.
> >> If these are correct about the time of the change.
> >> https://www.amad.ps/ar/post/320006
> > Thanks, I've installed the attached patch to the development repository,
> > which will address this change.  Since this is just over 72 hours away,
> we'll
> > need yet another release soon.
> > In https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2019-October/028533.html, when
> Sharef
> > informed us of the October 2019 change, they brought up this discrepancy
> and
> > said at the time "it's safe to assume 01:00 as the time to return clock
> by
> > 60 minutes", which we did. Comparing how this year's decision was
> written,
> > though, perhaps that was not the case. The attached patch also adjusts
> the
> > timing of the 2019 change to 00:00 instead of 01:00 and fixes a
> since-broken
> > link.
> I think we should be very wary of accepting any commentary in one online
> news
> article as definitive, especially automated translation of other languages
> and
> especially scripts, without a native interpretation of the content and
> confirmation of multiple sources, as we prefer official or require "boots
> on the
> ground" notice of changes.
> Most people in many jusrisdictions, including journalists banging out
> online
> copy, will be unaware at what time changes are scheduled, and may express
> themselves colloquially using the local patois, and in Palestine, as 01.00
> becomes 00.00, the time goes back to midnight, a minor distinction to some.
> --
> Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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