West Bank and the Gaza Strip will have different time zones

Ilya Dogolazky ilya.dogolazky at nokia.com
Mon Sep 5 08:47:56 UTC 2011

Hi !

09/03/2011 03:28 PM, ext Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] пишет:

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

According to the file Theory, "names normally have the form 
AREA/LOCATION, where [...] LOCATION is the name of a specific location 
within that region"

West Bank is not a location: it's not a city name, it's not an island 
name. Is there any other name in the database using a territory name for 
LOCATION? If not, why to break this rule?

The next rule is saying: "use the most populous among locations in a 
country's time zone". According to Wikipeida (see [1] below) Hebron has 
the population of 163 thousand people, which makes it to the most 
populated city in the area, so the natural choice is to use 
"Asia/Hebron" as the area name.

(the question whether or not is "East Jerusalem" a location in above 
sense is not really relevant, because the city of Jerusalem is ruled by 
Israeli authorities (if someone likes it or not) and thus the Israeli 
time is used there)


Ilya Dogolazky

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebron
> 				--ado
> -----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’
> http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=235650
> or
> http://www.worldtimezone.com/dst_news/dst_news_gazastrip05.html
> Alexander Krivenyshev - World Time Zone
> http://www.worldtimezone.com

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