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Palestinian Territories Delay DST End by 1 Week


Published 20-Oct-2016

Clocks in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip will be set back 1 hour at 01:00 (1 am) on Saturday, October 29, 2016, as Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends.

View of the city of Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestinian Territories.

Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestinian Territories.

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In past years, the Palestinian Territories have ended DST at midnight between Thursday and Friday a week earlier.

Israel Ends DST 1 Day Later

Israel ends DST one day later. Clocks are set back 1 hour from 02:00 (2 am) to 01:00 (1 am) local time on Sunday, October 30, 2016.

Jordan will set their clocks back the day before Palestine from 01:00 (1 am) to 00:00 (midnight) local time on Friday, October 28, 2016.

Time in the 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 the Palestinian Territories. EEST has a UTC offset of plus 3 hours (UTC+3).

Israel follows the same local time, but under different names: Israel Standard Time (IST) and Israel Daylight Time (IDT).

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