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Ban Ki-moon Photo: AFP
Ban Ki-moon Photo: AFP
 
 

UN tweet mistakenly calls for one-state solution

Twitter message released on day that UN voted to grant Palestinians nonmember status featured 'typo of epic proportions'

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Published: 12.01.12, 14:43 / Israel News

As the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to grant the Palestinian Authority the status of a nonmember state on Thursday, the global body accidentally published a tweet calling for a "1-state solution" to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

 

"On Day of Solidarity with Palestinians, Ban Ki-moon stresses urgency of reaching 1-state solution," the post read.

 

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According to Yahoo News, the message went out to the UN's 1,132,872 Twitter followers before being promptly taken down and replaced with a corrected version:

 

"On Day of Solidarity w/ Palestinians, Ban Ki-moon stresses urgency of reaching 2-state solution (corrected tweet)."


הציוץ הבעייתי. עיתוי מביך במיוחד לטעות תמימה

The offending tweet

 


הנוסח המתוקן. חלק מהגולשים לעגו, אחרים הציעו תנחומים

The corrected message

 

According to the report, the original post featured a link to a UN press release calling for a two-state solution in the troubled region.

 

The ill-timed error was dubbed by one Instagram user a "typo of epic proportions."

 

Another web surfer was quoted by Yahoo as saying that the "1 state tweet was possibly the biggest typo in Twitter history. But I feel so bad for the @UN social person. #happyhoursomewhere."

 

 

 

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