Israel transitioned to Daylight Saving Time (DST) early Friday morning, springing the country to the summer clock.

At 2 a.m. on Friday clocks moved forward one hour to 3 a.m.

In line with a new law passed in 2013, DST will last 212 days, ending in late October.

In July, the Knesset approved legislation extending DST from October 6 to October 27, in line with Europe.

For years, Israel turned back the extended summer clock the weekend before Yom Kippur in order to ease fasting and accommodate prayer times for the autumn.

Niv Elis contributed to this report.

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