The United Nations’ official Twitter account posted the following message on Thursday, which has since been deleted:
Did you catch the typo?
The continuous Israeli-Palestinian conflict involves the Palestinians wanting a “two-state solution,” which would establish an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. Of course, it’s much more complicated than that and there are a number of factors that go into a so-called two-state solution, but you get the point.
So by calling for a “1-state solution” in “solidarity with Palestinians,” the United Nations predictably infuriated many of those same Palestinians.
The UN staffer behind the tweet has since apologized personally for the mistake.
— Nancy Groves (@Nancy_Groves) November 29, 2012
(H/T: Business Insider)