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)."
The offending tweet
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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