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Palestine Ends DST One Day Later

Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends one day later than expected in Palestine.

Sunrise over Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories.

Palestine ends DST on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Sunrise over Bethlehem.


Clocks will be set back by 1 hour from 02:00 (2:00 am) to 01:00 (1:00 am) local time on Saturday, October 29, 2022.

DST Dates Set Until 2026

The Palestinian government has also set the dates for DST in Palestine until 2026:

“This comes in order to avoid annual confusion when changing between summer and winter time, and to ensure that there is a specific time database for the coming years, and to enable international and local companies and relevant authorities to update their systems in proportion to the time change,” explains the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in an announcement published on September 4, 2022.

Originally, DST was scheduled to end on Friday, October 28, 2022.

Time in Palestine

Palestine's standard time is Eastern European Time (EET). EET has a UTC offset of plus 2 hours (UTC+2).

During DST, Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) is used in Palestine. EEST has a UTC offset of plus 3 hours (UTC+3).

Israel follows the same local time (UTC+2/3) but under different names: Israel Standard Time (IST) and Israel Daylight Time (IDT).