[tz] DST in Palestine will start one week later

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Wed Mar 27 08:12:00 UTC 2019

On 26/03/2019 22:50, Paul Eggert wrote:
> For what it's worth, the more-recent news report
> https://www.raya.ps/news/1061956.html  says " أعلن المتحدث الرسمي باسم
> حكومة تسيير الأعمال يوسف المحمود، اليوم الثلاثاء، بدء العمل بالتوقيت
> الصيفي، اعتبارا من فجر يوم الجمعة الموافق 29/3/2019." which Google
> Translate renders as "The official spokesman of the government of
> business, Youssef Mahmoud, said Tuesday, the start of the summer time,
> starting at dawn on Friday, 29/3/2019."

The Arab world ( or should that be a religious designation? is it just 
Islamic? ) does still lie to rely on using observable events as the key 
points in their calendars? Which does not help when on some occasions 
that can result in a change happening a week earlier or later. In this 
case is the time of a 'predicted dawn' a more acceptable compromise 
where an actuate time is not included in the 'legislation'? In practice 
it's just when locals involved in over night activities actually change 
the clock that is left somewhat flexible by this 'decree'? It's saying 
'when you get up change your clock' ... rather than when the sun comes 
up ... although 'Salat al-fajr' first prayers of the day is designated 
'dawn, before sunrise' rather than a particular 'clock time' so to 
Palestinians dawn is an accurate event and will be indicated by the 
first call to prayers! But somewhat difficult to document prior to the 
event :)

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