[tz] State of Palestine Time zone - need to update

David Patte dpatte at relativedata.com
Thu Feb 11 13:46:54 UTC 2021

I think if you asked people on the ground in Palestine, they would say 
that it is the government of the State of Palestine that sets the time 
zones, and that they live in the State of Palestine.

On 2021-02-11 06:23, Jacob Pratt wrote:
> As is the case with many other situations around the world, this 
> listing is based on the de facto situation. The de jure status is 
> wholly irrelevant here.
> Jacob Pratt
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2021, 04:50 heba hamad <heba.hamad at mtit.gov.ps 
> <mailto:heba.hamad at mtit.gov.ps>> wrote:
>     Dear Sir/Madam,
>     In reference to your recent response at 25 Oct,2020 regarding
>     State of Palestine’s request to correct the ‘Time Zone Database’,
>     we would like to confirm that ‘TZ’ related to the State of
>     Palestine is as follows:
>     *_PS State of Palestine   Asia/East Jerusalem UTC +2:00_*
>     Also, we would like to inform you that the State of Palestine
>     comprises of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and Gaza, all
>     of which are integral parts of the State of Palestine, thus, as
>     one territorial unit all areas belong to the same time zone.
>     We would like to also emphasize that East Jerusalem is an integral
>     part of the West Bank as stipulated under international law and by
>     numerous international resolutions.
>     Therefore, we urge you to adopt the official name and correct your
>     data base.
>     Best Regards,
>     Heba Hamad
>     11 Feb,2021
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