Interim guidance for DST changes announced by Palestinian Authority for 2024, 2025.
Published Feb 09 2024 03:25 AM 3,135 Views

Editor’s note 4.9.2024: Microsoft has released all Windows updates necessary to address these changes. We have updated the table below and published a new post: Palestine Authority 2024 time zone update now available


The Palestinian Authority has decided to delay the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST) in 2024 and 2025. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Palestinian Authority has conveyed this decision in an article dated January 30, 2024.


This moves the DST entry date further away from the month of Ramadan and the Eid ul Fitr holiday, which marks the end of Ramadan.

The Palestinian Authority also announced that the 2025 DST date will be delayed by one week.


The impact of this change is as follows:

  • Clocks will be set forward 1 hour on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 02:00 AM to 03:00 AM local time.

    Clocks will be set back 1 hour on Saturday, October 26, 2024, from 02:00 AM to 01:00 AM local time.


The following platforms will receive an update to support this time zone change as part of the March 2024 non-security preview update or the April 2024 security update:


  • Windows Server 23H2
  • Windows 11, version 22H2 and version 23H2
  • Windows 11, version 21H2 
  • Windows 10, version 22H2; Windows 10, version 21H2 
  • Windows Server 2022 
  • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019; Windows Server 2019 
  • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2016; Windows Server 2016 
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB 
  • Windows Server 2012 
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 
  • Windows 8.1 
  • Windows 7.0 SP1 


For additional information, please review our official policy page and How Windows manages time zone changes.


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