West Bank and the Gaza Strip will have different time zones

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Sat Sep 3 12:28:21 UTC 2011

1. The "asia" file now shows the switch back to standard time as being at 2:00 on the first Friday in September.
Is the 2:00 correct, or should it be midnight, or one minute after midnight, or something else? And is the date correct? (Are folks really restarting DST at the end of August and then returning to standard time on September 3?)

2. Is the zone name "Asia/West_Bank" acceptable?


-----Original Message-----
From: Alexander Krivenyshev [mailto:worldtimezone at yahoo.com] 
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2011 9:17
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: West Bank and the Gaza Strip will have different time zones

Steffen Thorsen <straen <at> thorsen.priv.no> writes:

> Gaza and the West Bank did go back to standard time in the beginning of 
> August, and will now enter daylight saving time again on 2011-08-30 
> 00:00 (so two periods of DST in 2011). The pause was because of Ramadan.
> http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=416217
> Additional info:
> http://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/palestine-dst-2011.html
> Best regards,
> Steffen Thorsen - timeanddate.com
According to the article in The Jerusalem Post:

West Bank and the Gaza Strip will have different time zones.

“…Earlier this month, the Palestinian government in the West Bank decided to 
move to standard time for 30 days, during Ramadan. The Palestinians in the Gaza 
Strip accepted the change and also moved their clocks one hour back. 
The Hamas government said on Saturday that it won’t observe summertime after 
the Muslim feast of Id al-Fitr, which begins on Tuesday…”

Fatah-Hamas rift now ‘fixed in time’ 



Alexander Krivenyshev - World Time Zone

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