The United Nations -- or perhaps more accurately, someone on the U.N.'s social media team -- briefly slighted the entire Palestinian people with a typo in a tweet sent Thursday.
The account @UN, which is the official, blue-checkmarked Twitter handle for the organization, sent out the following tweet with one small but very significant error.
If you didn't catch it, that "1-state solution" should read "2-state solution." The error implies that the U.N. does not want Palestine to establish itself as its own state recognized by the international community -- which of course includes the U.N.
Those same social media handlers did get around to clarifying:
On Day of Solidarity w/ Palestinians, Ban Ki-moon stresses urgency of reaching 2-state solution j.mp/Shm6tH (corrected tweet)
— United Nations (@UN) November 29, 2012
As the Associated Press reports, a Thursday vote among the 193 U.N. members is likely to "elevate the Palestinians from the status of U.N. observer to nonmember observer state."