West Bank and the Gaza Strip will have different time zones
alois at astro.ch
Sun Aug 28 16:03:23 UTC 2011
Wikipedia gives as relevant cities for 'Palestinian territories'
Ramallah (West Bank), Gaza (Gaza Strip); East Jerusalem is the
proclaimed capital of Palestine
For timezone areas, which try to avoid political issues, it may be a
reasonable choice to use Ramallah, which is the current administrative
center of the West Bank, as Isreal refuses access to East Jerusalem for
the majority of west bank inhabitants.
The aim is to define an easily identifiable timezone area, not to make
Of course the avoiding of 'East Jerusalem' is also an indirect
statement, but at least Asia/Ramallah is pragmatic and, as timezone
area, easy to understand.
On 28.08.11 15:08, David Patte wrote:
> Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital
> The PA claims East Jerusalem as its capital
> This is a political issue, and unresolved, though at the current time no
> nation maintains any embassies in Jerusalem, though several have
> consular offices there.
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