Time in the Middle East
    UTC+02:00 Egypt Standard Time

Eastern European Time /
Israel Standard Time /
Eastern European Summer Time /
Israel Summer Time
    UTC+03:00 Arabia Standard Time /
Turkey Time
    UTC+03:30 Iran Standard Time
    UTC+04:00 Gulf Standard Time
Standard time observed all year
Daylight saving time observed

The time zones in the State of Palestine are Palestine Standard Time (PSST) (Arabic:توقيت فلسطين القياسي) (UTC+02:00) and Palestine Summer Time (PSDT) (Arabic: توقيت فلسطين الصيفي) (UTC+03:00).[1][2] Palestine first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1940. Palestine has observed DST for 62 years between 1940 and 2024. The previous time with no Daylight Saving Time was 1983.[3] The Palestinian Government announces the dates for the start and end of summer time.[4] In 2020, they announced the end of summer time on 19 October, only 5 days before the change.[5]

West Bank settlements

The Israeli settlements on the West Bank adhere to Israel Standard Time, which switches to Israel Summer Time on a different date than Palestine. This creates a one-hour difference for a few days for different groups of people living in the same geographic area.[6]


  1. ^ "Time Zone". Ministry of Telecom & Information Technology. Archived from the original on 23 April 2024.
  2. ^ Time in Palestine. TimeAndDate.com. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Daylight Saving Time 2024 in Palestine". www.timeanddate.com. Retrieved 10 May 2024.
  4. ^ "Daylight saving time to start in Palestine on April 20". WAFA. 4 April 2024. Retrieved 5 June 2024.
  5. ^ "Palestine to end summer time on Oct 24th". ICANN mailing list. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Two Time Zones for Two Peoples: What Happens When Israel Moves Clock, but Palestinians Don't". Haaretz. Archived from the original on 25 Mar 2023.